It wasn't all that surprising to see Shawn Andrews at right tackle when the Eagles' first-team offense lined up for the first time today.
The fact that Andrews is likely to stay at that position, however, is big news.
After signing Shawn's older brother Stacy Andrews to an expensive free-agent contract earlier this offseason, the thought was that he'd replace Jon Runyan as the Eagles' right tackle. By the way, Andrews stood in front of Runyan's locker while talking to the media. Notice we didn't say old locker. That's because Runyan's name plate was still on top of the locker and his stuff was still in it. Not sure what that means, but the educated guess here is that it's still unlikely Runyan re-signs with the Eagles.
Coach Andy Reid indicated that he's leaning toward keeping Shawn at tackle and moving Stacy to right guard, the position the younger Andrews has played since joining the Eagles as a first-round pick in 2004.
"(Stacy) has no hard feelings about it," Shawn Andrews said. "He's excelled at guard. The team didn't say if he was going to play guard or tackle when he first came here, so this is where he is and he's excited to get on the field when he does."
Stacy Andrews didn't practice this morning because he's still recovering from reconstructive surgery on his right knee that he underwent in mid-January.
You can read more about Shawn and Stacy Andrews in tomorrow's Inquirer.
In other news, wide receiver Kevin Curtis sat out after undergoing more surgery April 15 to repair the sports hernia that sidelined him for seven games last season. Guard Todd Herremans also did not practice because he's still recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery. Defensive tackle Dan Klecko was out with a pulled calf muscle, tight end Matt Schobel left practice with a strained hamstring and cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu left with a hamstring spasm.
The Eagles have a second workout scheduled for 3:20 p.m. today.