Andrews released by Eagles
PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles have released former All-Pro right guard Shawn Andrews.
The former first-round pick has played in just two games in the past two years because of back injuries. He missed the 2008 training camp because of depression.
The Eagles announced the move on Wednesday.
"We appreciate the efforts and contributions of Shawn while he was in Philadelphia," Eagles coach Andy Reid said in a statement. "We have, however, decided to move in another direction."
Andrews, the 16th overall selection in the 2004 NFL draft, was moved to right tackle last summer to replace longtime starter Jon Runyan. However, he never played a down.
Andrews made the Pro Bowl in 2006 and '07 and had a contract that ran through 2015.
Runyan retired from the NFL earlier this year to run for a House seat as a Republican in a historically Republican district in New Jersey. His campaign formally begins Thursday.