Thursday, December 18, 2014

Giants sign Stacy Andrews

Last year, the Giants signed Shawn Andrews, and he started seven games for them.

Giants sign Stacy Andrews

Former Eagle Stacy Andrews has signed with the Giants. (Yong Kim / Staff File Photo)
Former Eagle Stacy Andrews has signed with the Giants. (Yong Kim / Staff File Photo)

Last year, the Giants signed Shawn Andrews, and he started seven games for them.

But recently, Andrews and the team were unable to successfully restructure his contract so he became a free agent.

Apparently, the Giants still needed to fill their Andrews quota because today the team signed his brother, Stacy.

Shawn at least started 50 games for the Eagles and made the Pro Bowl in 2006 and 2007.

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Stacy was a disaster here. After signing a six-year, $38.9M deal, he ended up starting a total of two games for the Eagles before they shipped him off to Seattle for a seventh-round pick.

Stacy started 12 games at right guard with the Seahawks last season, but apparently didn't do a good job because he was replaced at the end of the season.

Here's a roundup of where some other ex-Eagles have ended up:

Dimitri Patterson - He signed with the Cleveland Browns. Patterson started nine games at cornerback last year. He had four interceptions, but was often overmatched. Patterson is 28, and there are probably worse corners in the league. Given his ability to play special teams, he should be able to hang around the league for a few years at least.

Ernie Sims - He signed with the Colts. I never got it with Sims. In practice, he hit players after the whistle and landed (by far) the most cheap shots of any Eagle at training camp. He wasn't very good against the run or the pass, and rarely made many plays in the real games when it counted. Sims is only 26, and the former first-round pick will try to salvage his career in Indy. Not sure I see that happening though.

Max Jean-Gilles - He is headed to the Bengals after four seasons with the Eagles. Jean-Gilles started 10 games at right guard in 2010 after having lap-band surgery. He had his moments, but was overall inconsistent. He's only 27, and of all the players on this list, probably has the best chance of salvaging his career. At the very least, Jean-Gilles should be able to stay in the league as a reserve for awhile.


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