Shawn Andrews' Still AWOL

Thursday, July 31, 2008 ·

According to Peter King, Philadelphia Eagles pro-bowl guard, Shawn Andrews, is not in camp because he is dealing with personal problems and his mental state. King assures that it is NOT a contract holdout.

Shawn will be back," McNabb said today. "We've been playing phone tag, missing each other, but [he left me a message and] assured me things will be fine and he'll be back."
Max-Jean Gilles is getting all the work with the first team in place of Andrews. If you don't remember, Gilles was labeled as one of the "steals" of the draft when the Eagles selected him in the fourth round of the 2006 draft. Gilles was likely to challenge left guard Todd Herremans for a starting spot regardless. In the end, the Eagles really need the "Big Kid" back with the team, sooner than later. His value on the line has increased year after year. Hopefully, he takes care of whatever his problems are and gets to Lehigh as soon as possible.

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