Andrews' agent denies speculation

First it was incorrectly speculated that Shawn Andrews was absent from training camp because of a contract situation and now it's been speculated that it's a contact situation.

A local newspaper said this morning that the Eagles' two-time Pro Bowl guard has issues with coach Andy Reid's contact-heavy training camp.

That's not the case, according to Andrews' agent Rich Moran.

"The team has been in touch with Shawn and it has nothing to do with that," Moran said. "People can speculate. Shawn's not in camp and it's reasonable to speculate, but this is a guy who has always been forthcoming, so why not give him the benefit of the doubt. He was up front about his weight loss. He had a contract clause about losing weight by 2009 and he dropped the weight long before.

"He's a guy who is active in the community. He likes Philadelphia, but he's trying to address some personal issues. Just because somebody is a goodd football player doesn't mean he's immune from personal issues."

Moran reiterated that Andrews' "personal issue" is related to what prevented him from attending the final week of the Eagles' voluntary camp in June. Players do not wear pads or hit during the off-season camps.

The agent said he is scheduled to meet with Andrews tomorrow in an effort to get the issue resolved.