Shawn Andrews To Right Tackle? Eagles Depth Chart Gets Shuffled

TCorrespondent IIIMay 18, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 18:  Shawn Andrews #73 of the Philadelphia Eagles crouches into position during the NFL game against the Miami Dolphins at Lincoln Financial Field on November 18, 2007 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

According to Bob Ford of, Philadelphia Eagles right guard Shawn Andrews may be making the move to right tackle, the position currently held by his brother, Stacy.

In an under the radar move, the online depth chart at names Shawn Andrews the starting right tackle and also moving Stacy Andrews to starting right guard. 

Shawn Andrews, a natural right tackle according to coach Andy Reid, has coped publicly with depression since last season.  A move of this kind could be a way to make Andrews more comfortable with his psyche on the field by moving him to the position he is more accustomed to.

This move is not just smoke and mirrors because Shawn took snaps at right tackle during minicamp because Stacy is still rehabilitating from an ACL tear suffered in December. 

Nothing is set in stone on this unofficial depth chart, but this move makes the most sense in the case of Shawn. However, from a financial aspect, Stacy was signed to a six year, $40 million contract as a tackle and now will make that money as a guard; making him one of the higher paid guards in the game. 

In other depth chart news, to no surprise, rookie running back LeSean McCoy is listed ahead of Lorenzo Booker.  A bigger surprise is found on the wide receiver depth chart where rookie Jeremy Maclin is listed behind Shaheer McBride.  Note this as evident of the very unofficial status of the depth chart prior to training camp.