A Brotherly Affair

Saturday, February 28, 2009 ·

Once, Jordan Gross left the market, the Eagles had to react quickly to swoop on a poor group of free agent offensive tackles. They nabbed the top tackle left on the market by signing Shawn Andrews older brother, Stacy Andrews.

A league source tells PFT that tackle Stacy Andrews has agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Per the source, it's a multi-year deal averaging $7 million per season.
At this point, the structure of the contract isn't known as it relates to guaranteed money. Andrews suffered a torn ACL late in the 2008 season, and it might have prompted the Eagles to defer any large payments until March 2010, after Andrews proves that he is 100 percent.

The deal hinges on Andrews passing a physical.

Link: Pro Football Talk

Stacy Andrews was considered the top offensive tackle available and the Eagles need two of them. Andrews, like his brother can play either guard or tackle, but he will likely play along side his brother on the right side.

This is a special moment for both brothers and hopefully Stacy helps Shawn get his head straight. They should be a decent force together in the running game. The Eagles really missed Shawn Andrews talent at right guard last year.

Also, it appears that the Eagles were also very strongly interested in Ravens FA Jason Brown, now a Ram. Brown's agent has seemed to accidentally admit that tampering took place by the Rams.
Brown agreed to a contract with the St. Louis Rams last night. His agent, Harold Lewis, said the Eagles were among the first teams to inquirer about his client when free agency started at 12:01 a.m. yesterday. But the Rams called first.

"The Eagles showed some really strong interest in Jason, but we had no inkling until midnight passed," Lewis said. "Who knows? Maybe if they'd have called first, they'd have had the first chance to talk. Jason is not the kind of guy who wants to take a tour."
Link: Philadelphia Inquirer

It will be interesting to see if anything comes out of Lewis' slip up, but it is doubtful. Tampering goes on all the time. I mean it was a foregone conclusion that the Redskins were going to sign Albert Haynesworth well before free agency sparked. Whether it was phone calls or it was the many reports about it, the information is getting to the players regarding which teams are interested well before the free agency bell.

We've added a right tackle, but we have lose two safeties, a cornerback, and a running back to opposing teams.

Way to fill those holes front office!


John "Roose" Russo said...
March 1, 2009 at 1:59 PM  

I like this signing a lot mainly due to the chemistry for the brothers.

I am still livid with the Dawkins debacle and I don't mind losing Sheppard.

I know I'm currently not writing for you but a good thing to write is what kind of draft you expect from them. I'll still be reading and commenting bro. If you want, can you add my blog to the blogroll?

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