Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Reggie Brown gone; Stacy Andrews staying

And the hits just keep on coming.

Reggie Brown gone; Stacy Andrews staying

The Eagles have traded Reggie Brown to Tampa Bay for an undisclosed draft pick. (Jerry Lodriguss/Staff file photo)
The Eagles have traded Reggie Brown to Tampa Bay for an undisclosed draft pick. (Jerry Lodriguss/Staff file photo)

And the hits just keep on coming.

On the day the Eagles signed Jason Avant to a five-year deal and restructured Stacy Andrews' contract, they announced that they have traded wide receiver Reggie Brown for an undisclosed 2011 draft choice.

It seemed as if the Eagles would trade Brown, their second-round draft pick in 2005, before last season, but he hung on all year. He was hardly used, however, and caught just nine passes for 155 yards.

Now he's gone.

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Stacy Andrews agreed to take a pay cut next season, the Eagles agreed to pay his $4.1 million bonus, and the guard will be back next season, according to a team source.

Andrews' 2010 base salary will drop from $2.95 million to $1.15 million. Last month, the Eagles said that Andrews would need to restructure his contract if he hoped to return for next season. Andrews said that he would accept a pay cut, but that he didn't want his bonus "messed with."

Apparently, both sides got what they wanted.

The Eagles signed Andrews to a six-year contract last off-season, only months after he tore his ACL. Andrews played tackle in his last two seasons with the Bengals, but was switched to guard by the Eagles during the spring.

Andrews, though, hardly played at all. The team said his recovery from the knee injury stalled his return, but Andrews insisted that the knee was alright. He said that playing a different position in a new system kept him from performing up to his capabilities.

With a deal reached, Andrews should be in the mix at right guard, along with Nick Cole, who started there most of last season.


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