A fourth-round pick (123rd overall) out of Mississippi by the Bengals in 2004, Andrews started 32 of 62 games over five seasons before tearing his ACL late in the 2008 season. Despite the injury, the Eagles signed the veteran to a six-year, $42 million contract in 2009, reuniting him with his younger brother, Shawn Andrews.
Andrews started just two of 10 games with the Eagles, and agreed to a dramatically restructured contract last offseason. That was not enough to keep Andrews in Philadelphia, however, as he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks for a late-round draft choice in September.
Andrews started at right guard for 12 of his 13 games with the Seahawks, but was inactive for the final three weeks of the regular season and both of Seattle’s playoff games. Due $5.25 million in base salary and a $500,000 workout bonus, the Seahawks terminated his contract last Thursday, the same day his new team terminated his brother’s contract.