The Philadelphia Eagles have traded guard Stacy Andrews to the Seattle Seahawks, according to a league source. The team received a 2011 late-round draft pick from Seattle, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The Andrews era is over after just 18 months. He was the Eagles' prized off-season free agent acquisition a year ago when the team signed him to a 6-year, $39 million deal. Andrews was coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament, however, and the Eagles moved him from tackle to guard.
Andrews and his agent Rich Moran have said that when they initially signed with the Eagles they thought the then-five-year pro was going to replace Jon Runyan at right tackle. But the Eagles had other ideas and slotted him to be the right guard next to his brother, Shawn, who moved to right tackle.
Shawn never played there because of back (and other) issues. Winston Justice filled in at right tackle and Stacy Andrews stayed at right guard. He hardly played last season, however, as he recovered from the ACL and learned a new system.
The Eagles asked him to restructure his contract in the off-season, which he agreed to. He arrived at training camp still at right guard, but he continued to have trouble adjusting and struggled in three preseason games. He suggested earlier this week that he was more comfortable at tackle.
He may get his wish now that he's been jettisoned to Seattle.
Seattle needs all the help they can get up front. It's not like this is going to cause Leon Washington or Justin Forsett's stock to soar, but it can't hurt.