So the time has come for the Eagles to say goodbye to Shawn Andrews.
The Philadelphia Eagles have released the former two time Pro-Bowler and one time First-Team All-Pro Andrews after missing the last two seasons due to injury and depression.
The Eagles have decided to stop wasting their time and money on Shawn, who was the Eagles first round draft pick (16th overall) in the 2004 draft. Andrews commented on his Twitter earlier today saying "Bye Bye Birds," but I'm going to flip his own Twitter remark and say "Bye Bye Shawn!"
You were once great and now, well that's up for debate. Is it possible he just wanted to get out of Philadelphia?
If he did, he went the wrong way of making his exit.
Andy Reid commented today on Shawn's departure saying, "We appreciate the efforts and contributions of Shawn while he was in Philadelphia."
Reid then stated, "We have, however, decided to move in another direction."
Once a tremendous force on the Philadelphia Eagles offensive line, the two time Pro-Bowler has not played a lick of football in two full seasons, but he's collected a paycheck the entire time!
Well that's been put to rest today, and the Eagles look to finally move on. And if there's one person on the Eagles roster right now that has to feel the heat under his feet, it's Shawn's big brother Stacy.
Stacy, much like his counterpart, missed a big portion of the 2009 season due to injury but he did manage to appear in ten games, with only two starts. Coming off a relatively unproductive 2009 campaign, and with his KID brother being released today mainly for injury/depression, Stacy has to feel like this is a make or break situation right now in Philly.
His mentality needs to be, "if I don't produce I'll be making YouTube videos with my brother!"
Stacy says he feels great, that he's ready to go. Well training camp is right around the corner in football time, so he has a short span of time to get himself physically and mentally ready to produce.
I've seen comments from some fans on the Eagles website saying "Why Shawn and not Stacy?"
That is a very simple question to answer my friends. First, I'm not sure how much Shawn was due to make in 2010, but I can almost guarantee it was more than Stacy.
Second, Stacy contributed last season, something Shawn hasn't done in next to two full seasons.
And third, Shawn doesn't want to play football; he wants to have nursery rhyme time on YouTube.
I'm positive Shawn will end up on another NFL team and he'll most likely bounce right back to his former self but I'm going to be brutally honest right now, I don't care...good riddance to ya buddy!
All in all I think this might just be the best move the Eagles have made to date and now they've saved some money by releasing a non-productive player over the last two season.
This move now makes me question the draft again...could it be a guard in the first?