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Shawn Andrews doesn't plan to block for Ahman Green

The Omaha Nighthawks picked up one former Pro Bowler on Wednesday in Ahman Green, but they are unlikely to add a second one anytime soon.

Guard Shawn Andrews, who was drafted by the Nighthawks, has no plans to join the UFL.

“His plan is to be a productive football player in 2010 in the National
Football League,” agent Rich Moran told CSNPhilly.com.

Eagles guard Stacy Andrews says his brother is getting healthy.  “No doubt [he's coming back]. We talked about that. He said he’s feeling
great.”

We continue to think that Shawn Andrews is the most intriguing unsigned player in football.  He’s got plenty of baggage and injury concerns, but his talent is unquestioned.

In a world where Pacman Jones earns a third chance, Andrews is smart not to head to Omaha just yet.

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19 Responses to “Shawn Andrews doesn't plan to block for Ahman Green”
  1. VoxVagina says: Jun 9, 2010 11:14 PM

    Seriously. That last line says it all. If a dumbass thug like Pacman can get a 3rd chance, I don’t see why Shawn shouldn’t

  2. hamburglar says: Jun 9, 2010 11:19 PM

    Shawn Andrews is trash.

  3. AJD says: Jun 9, 2010 11:22 PM

    Uh, he’s a guard? Most intriguing unsigned player is a guard? OK. TO might have something to say about that. A guard? When was the last time a guard signed a huge free agent contract? Left tackles, yes, guards, no.

  4. FriarBob says: Jun 10, 2010 12:08 AM

    AJD, you must not have been paying attention to Jahri Evan’s new deal just a month or so ago…
    Vox, you might be right, but you’ll need a team willing to give third chances. The Bengals (probably) won’t, they were burnt too badly by Stacy to even look at Shawn. Dallas might but they don’t really need OL help that badly. Maybe Chicago? Lovie’s desperate, but he doesn’t usually give lots of extra chances.
    Best number for him to be calling would be Pittsburgh. Their OL still needs lots of help, if he can get healthy they just might give him a shot.

  5. BLeedGreeN4Life says: Jun 10, 2010 12:26 AM

    This is probably big news for the UFL, but for the NFL i don’t think so.

  6. jibfest says: Jun 10, 2010 12:29 AM

    This dude wants to make music that nobody wants to listen to and use Twitter like anyone cares what he is doing.
    Shawn Andrews is like JaMarcus Russell in a way; both players got money and lost their passion to play. At least the Eagles got a Probowl season out of Andrews, the Raiders got nothing.

  7. eastboogieillinois says: Jun 10, 2010 12:41 AM

    The redskins should give him an incentive based contract and at least bring him into camp

  8. rayg says: Jun 10, 2010 1:45 AM

    @AJD A guard? When was the last time a guard signed a huge free agent contract? Left tackles, yes, guards, no.
    See Steve Hutchinson. His contract also included a poison pill that he had to remain the highest paid offensive lineman on the Vikings or his entire contract became guaranteed.
    The left tackle distinction isn’t what it used to be in the 90′s. Good guards (and even Centers — see LeCharles Bentley) get huge contracts these days.

  9. Indyeagle says: Jun 10, 2010 1:59 AM

    eastbooogie- I think you are onto something with the incentive based contract. That is ALL he will get and that is the reason he isn’t signed yet. There are plenty of offers on the table, but they are all incentive based. He is waiting for a team dumb enough to give a big signing bonus to a guy with a history of back trouble. Forget about the depression issues for a moment and realize that we are talking about a 300+ lb. man with back issues. Not good at all!

  10. Really? says: Jun 10, 2010 8:22 AM

    Seriously. That last line says it all. If a dumbass thug like Pacman can get a 3rd chance, I don’t see why Shawn shouldn’t
    ______________________________________
    Pacman Jones, thug that he may be, at least wants to play football, and is healthy. Shawn Andrews has no real interest in football, and he’s had multiple back surgeries. There won’t be any NFL teams calling – Shawn Andrews is finished.

  11. Brooklyn Eagle says: Jun 10, 2010 9:29 AM

    Always intrigues me when people refer to Shawn Andrews as “getting healthy” because I can never know if they mean mentally or physically.

  12. EaglesFreak89 says: Jun 10, 2010 9:33 AM

    As a avid Eagles fan, this kid wasted a roster spot for the past 2 years doing nothing. I felt bad for him when he was hurt but then when he went through the depression, there were rumors of pain killer addiction. I think personally he was addicted to painkillers and couldn’t get off them even when he got healthy. I respect him still, but am kinda irked that he got payed for doing nothing.

  13. JoshMac28 says: Jun 10, 2010 9:38 AM

    Haven’t Steve Hutchinson, Derrick Dockery, Eric Steinbach and Jahari Evans all cashed in at guard?

  14. dsp1899 says: Jun 10, 2010 10:27 AM

    # eastboogieillinois says: June 10, 2010 12:41 AM
    The redskins should give him an incentive based contract and at least bring him into camp
    ______________________________________
    Who aren’t the Redskins giving a contract to at this point?
    There team is going to be by committee, not just their RB’s.

  15. kingmj4891 says: Jun 10, 2010 10:28 AM

    Give him a shot in Detroit. He has the talent to be a ProBowl Guard if he can stay healthy(I know its a big IF but its worth the risk) and could help make room for Best/Smith/Brown/Morris to run all over the NFC North this year. Detorit in a Superbowl by 2015.

  16. myeaglescantwin says: Jun 10, 2010 10:39 AM

    this is a back injury. anyone who has had one knows that no-one else can tell you about the pain you’re feelin.
    that aside this guy is such a pecker. . . .
    he is smart, take the money that teams throw at you and sit out with an “injury” that all the specialist say he was cleared from.
    It seems that he has no heart and no desire to be one of the greatest, which was the path he was heading down anyway.
    this tubby bitch ruined potentially the biggest and best O-line in football. & yes one man like this really can make that difference
    even with all this BS if he was to try to come back to the NFL i’d take him back in a second. kid has too much size strength and talent.
    but what a trouser snake

  17. sdffa11 says: Jun 10, 2010 10:58 AM

    hes a scrub. i wouldnt trust him to wash my car much less block for my franchise quarterback.

  18. Beezer says: Jun 10, 2010 12:48 PM

    Buffalo is desperate for offensive line help and he would be a low risk/high reward option for them. They need help at guard until Eric Wood recovers from his gruesome injury if he can come back from it. They also need help at right tackle as well.

  19. .Vox Veritas. says: Jun 11, 2010 9:50 AM

    Yes oh yes PLEASE waste a roster spot on this guy for the third year in a row.

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