Are the Eagles Shopping Shawn Andrews?

Written By Bob Cunningham On Thursday, April 23, 2009

One player wants traded, and another is apparently being shopped around.

While Sheldon Brown has come out and said he wants to be traded, word is that the Eagles have no intention on trading him. However, they may be interested in trading Shawn Andrews.

PFT.com is reporting that a league source has said the Eagles have contacted at least one team to see what they would be willing to give up for Andrews, although the team was not named.

Before I go any further with this, I'm going to say that I don't buy it. Not for one second do I believe that the Eagles would trade away a Pro Bowl guard with an extremely cap-friendly number. On top of that, Andrews played in only two games last year. There's not a huge market for a player who only played 1/8th of the previous season.

Andrew is scheduled to make (in base salary) $750,000 in 2009, $2 million in 2010, $2.5 million in 2011, $2.75 million in 2012, $3.75 million in 2013, $5.25 million in 2014, and $6.25 million in 2015 as part of a 10-year, $35.5 million deal signed in 2005.

With Andy Reid's affinity for offensive linemen, why would he want to unload a Pro Bowl guard who they seem to be building around? While I believe they would have brought him in with or without Shawn there, I don't believe that they didn't make an extra push for Stacy Andrews because he's Shawn's brother.

Also, they just brought in his former college roommate. I don't know if you heard, but they traded for Jason Peters recently.

This could very well be something put out there by the Cowboys, Redskins, or Giants in order to get to Andrews. Even if this was true, the Eagles are very good at keeping things quiet and would never allow this to get out.

So while the rumor is out there, I don't put too much into it, and neither should you.


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