The Eagles have confirmed that Pro Bowl right guard Shawn Andrews and his agent have told the team that Andrews will not be present for the start of the team's training camp for "personal reasons."
All of the team's players are due in for a 7 p.m. meeting on Thursday at Lehigh University. Andrews missed the final week of the team's June passing game for "personal reasons" as well.
Early reports indicated that Andrews was seeking an adjustment to his current contract, which runs through 2015, but neither Andrews nor the team has talked about the situation publicly. Andrews' agent, Rich Moran, told the Philadelphia Daily News that it is "100 percent wrong" to suggest that the absence is related to Andrews' contract, and that Andrews has talked to head coach Andy Reid today.
A first-round draft pick in 2004, Andrews earned an immedate starting position before suffering a broken fibula in the opening game against the Giants. He returned to start in 2005 and then made the Pro Bowl after both the 2006 and 2007 seasons.