Philadelphia Eagles: Timing of Shawn Andrews Release Is Perplexing

March 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After two years of uncertainty, the Big Kid is gone.

It's certainly difficult to fault the Eagles for doing so, but from where I'm sitting, releasing Shawn Andrews doesn't seem to make much sense.

He has missed the past two seasons with back injuries, both of which required surgery, but by all accounts he's finally healing up the way he should be and has a legitimate shot at coming back full-strength in 2010.

He was also only scheduled to make just under $2 million—a number more than reasonable even for a backup, much less a two-time Pro Bowl guard who, at certain points, has been the best guard in the league.
Keeping him would not have had a huge impact on the wallet, so I'm not sure I see the point in cutting the troubled lineman loose right now.

The release comes at a point when the Birds are facing huge question marks on the interior of their line with Jamaal Jackson rehabbing from a torn ACL and Stacy Andrews, Shawn's brother, looking to ...

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