Tuesday, September 15, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: Eagles Place Shawn Andrews On IR; Kendra Can Breath A Sigh Of Relief!

With the Eagles needing to clear up a roster spot so they can add Jeff Garcia, it was all but a foregone conclusion that they would trade one of their 7 wide receivers, most likely Hank Baskett or Reggie Brown as they were at the bottom of the totem pole. And with no takers on Reggie Brown (not that I blame them), it was all but a foregone conclusion that Hank, Kendra, and the lil bun in the oven, Hank Baskett IV, would be finding a new city to build their family in. But that won't be the case as the Eagles have just decided that to clear up that roster spot, they will place Shawn Andrews on IR. Via The AP.

The Philadelphia Eagles placed Andrews on injured reserve Tuesday, ending the two-time Pro Bowl lineman's season. Andrews missed the entire preseason and season opener with a back injury. He briefly returned to practice, but his surgically repaired back flared up again.

"It's disappointing to lose any player for the entire season, but we have full confidence in the other lineman we have on this roster to help this team succeed," coach Andy Reid said. "We wish Shawn all the best as he recovers and rehabilitates from this injury."

Quarterback Jeff Garcia took Andrews' spot on the roster. Garcia was signed to provide insurance because Donovan McNabb has a cracked rib and is uncertain to play this week.

Philadelphia revamped its offensive line in the offseason, replacing longtime bookend tackles Tra Thomas and Jon Runyan. The Eagles signed Andrews' brother, Stacy Andrews, and acquired his college roommate, Jason Peters. They were counting on Andrews moving from right guard to anchor the right tackle spot.

Winston Justice replaced him in the starting lineup. Runyan remains unsigned and worked out with the team last week.

The eccentric Andrews missed all of training camp in 2008 with depression. He returned for the season opener, but went down in Week 2 with a herniated disc.

Andrews practiced early last week in preparation for Philadelphia's game against Carolina. He called himself a "beast" and seemed excited about trying to block Julius Peppers. But Andrews tweaked his back Wednesday, sat out the next two days and couldn't play.
Well, that's one way to get rid of that useless piece of garbage. I was thinking for sure it would be a WR being traded, but hey, I'll take this. This will most likely mean that Winston Justice will be playing right tackle, unless the Eagles decide to re-sign Jon Runyan, who worked out with the Eagles last week. And while Justice is now infamous for allowing 6 of the 12 sacks on McNabb during that SNF game against New York 2 years ago, he really seems to be improving and leaps and bounds and he played quite all right against Carolina Sunday.

Besides, any day that the Eagles can get rid of a Sanjaya Malakar wannabe is a good day for Eagles fans. He'll be back next year in training camp, but if I were a betting man, I would bet that he will suffer the same fate that Alex Mortensen suffered this pre-season.


  1. Bigger news: Phillies have announced their 2010 schedule - as did the rest of MLB.

  2. I got an email from the Phillies about that earlier. Yeah, that's big news, although I'm not quite sure why MLB releases it so early. I'm working on an unrelated special comment/rant/whatever you wanna call it right now, so I'll get the schedule up after that.

    But really?? We open on the road at the fucking Nationals????

  3. BTW, Kendra's husband got cut today to activate THE COCKSUCKING DOG KILLING CONVICTED GAMBLER.


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