Philadelphia releases two-time Pro Bowl guard Shawn Andrews

The Eagles on Wednesday parted ways with two-time Pro Bowl guard Shawn Andrews, who has been on the sidelines for just about the past two seasons due to back injuries.

The Eagles just announced the release of two-time Pro Bowl guard Shawn Andrews, who hasn’t played since the second game of the 2008 season because of back injuries.

Andrews, the Eagles’ 2004 first-round draft choice, has been optimistic about resuming his career, but that will have to happen somewhere else now.

In a statement released by the team, Eagles coach Andy Reid said he appreciated Andrews’ efforts but “we have, however, decided to move in another direction.”

The move brings a little more definition to a cloudy Eagles offensive line picture, as starting center Jamaal Jackson rehabs an ACL tear. The team recently reworked the contract of Andrews’ brother, guard/tackle Stacy Andrews, ensuring that he will be in the picture this season.

When Andrews was able to play, he was a very good player that did a good job for the Eagles, as was shown by his selection to a pair of Pro Bowls. The injuries though were simply too much for the Eagles to wait on for Andrews, and cut their losses on Wednesday with his release.

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