The most talented free agent available at any position has found a surprising home.
The Giants announced they signed former Eagles guard Shawn Andrews on Friday morning, while waiving offensive lineman Cliff Louis in the process. We’re going to assume Andrews wasn’t picked up to solve the Giants’ quarterback shortage.
Andrews has serious physical and mental health questions — he’s played two games in the last two years because of back problems and has suffered from depression — but it’s not like there are many 27-year-old two time Pro Bowlers just sitting out there on the market. He’s a relatively low-risk and high reward pickup.
Andrews seems unlikely to start right away, but his presence will shake up what had been an extremely stable offensive line the last few years.
That was already set to change. New York used William Beatty at tackle with David Diehl moving inside to guard on Monday night; Andrews gives them more options.