Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Stacy Andrews to Eagles

A source close to the situation has confirmed a report on, that Bengals offensive tackle Stacy Andrews is signing with the Eagles.

Stacy Andrews to Eagles

Former Bengals offensive tackle Stacy Andrews said he is ahead of schedule in rehabilitating his surgically-repaired knee. Any deal with the Eagles, though, will depend on his passing a physical. (Photo courtesy of The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Former Bengals offensive tackle Stacy Andrews said he is ahead of schedule in rehabilitating his surgically-repaired knee. Any deal with the Eagles, though, will depend on his passing a physical. (Photo courtesy of The Cincinnati Enquirer)

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Stacy Andrews was wearing a Reds cap when he arrived at Philadelphia International Airport Friday afternoon on Delta Flight 6438 from Cincinnati. Let's hope Eagles head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder or security chief Butch Buchanico, who accompanied Andrews into a waiting limo, made a stop for some more appropriate apparel on their way to the NovaCare complex, where the Birds' new right offensive tackle was to undergo a physical that presumably will cement the deal to make him Jon Runyan's successor.

 Officially, Andrews, who underwent reconstructive knee surgery last month, is "visiting" the Eagles and will talk toStacy Andrews ... unlike Shawn, no fro-hawk reporters at NovaCare Saturday, presumably when details are wrapped up.

Andrews, 27,  the brother of Eagles right guard Shawn Andrews, said the prospect of playing alongside his brother was thrilling.

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"That would be great. It'd be a great feeling. It'd be a boost for Shawn and me, (and) the organization. It's something I'm looking forward to .. It'd be great to be playing right beside my brother, dominatin' over there.

"It was something we've been talking about every since we first got to the league" in the 2004 draft, he said. Shawn went from  Arkansas to the Eagles in the first round, Stacy went from Ole Miss to the Bengals in the fourth.

Stacy was franchised by the Bengals last season, but tore both his ACL and his MCL at Cleveland Dec. 21 and underwent reconstructive knee surgery Jan. 7, though there is talk that the surgery wasn't as bad as feared, that the MCL would have healed on its own. He is 6-7, 342.

"Doing great, doing great," Andrews said when asked about his knee. "I'm ahead of schedule."

He said he will be ready for the start of training camp.

"I was asleep when my agent (Rich Moran) called me," Andrews said. "It was a great wake-up call."

The acquisition of Andrews would seem to signal the end of  Runyan's courageous nine-year run with the Eagles, in whch Runyan played every game, through several injuries, including a knee problem that required microfracture surgery following the past season. He became a free agent this morning.

The Moving the Chains blog on is doing a good job of keep abreast of various other free agent dispatches. To sum up what's on there and some other stuff we've heard elsewhere today, Correll Buckhalter apparently will sign with Denver and, most gasp-worthy, Brian Dawkins is visiting there, Atlanta apparently has designs on L.J. Smith, and Sean Considine is visiting Jacksonville. That latest one was pointed out to us on

No word on anything involving Tra Thomas yet, here or elsewhere.


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