Bears sniff around Shawn Andrews

We’re a little surprised that former All Pro guard Shawn Andrews hasn’t received more interest as a free agent, but that’s primarily because he’s not healthy enough to play football again.

The Bears are now the first team we know that have inquired with Andrews’ agent to find out a timetable for his return from a back injury, according to Michael C. Wright, now writing for ESPNChicago.

Andrews isn’t expected to be ready until June or July, and it’s uncertain what kind of market he could have because of his personal issues.

The Bears have also contacted former Saints guard Jamar Nesbit.