The injury-plagued career of offensive lineman Shawn Andrews has taken a sudden turn, with the Eagles announcing on Wednesday his release. It was not unexpected, given that Andrews missed most of the last two seasons with a back injury that required separate surgeries.
"We appreciate the efforts and contributions of Shawn while he was in Philadelphia," said head coach Andy Reid. "We have, however, decided to move in another direction."
Andrews twice made the Pro Bowl as a right guard, but suffered a back injury early in the 2008 campaign after playing just one game plus quarter of that season and he never again suited up in an Eagles uniform.
Last year, the Eagles planned to move Andrews from right guard to right tackle and hoped he would play next to his brother, Stacy, after signing Stacy as an unrestricted free agent. But Shawn Andrews, after taking most of the practice reps throughout the spring camps, reported to training camp at Lehigh University and promptly injured in back in the team's conditioning drills and was unable to come back and contribute to the team.
-- Posted by Dave Spadaro, March 17, 1:08 p.m.