Turns out when the Philadelphia Eagles traded for veteran guard Reggie Wells on Friday it was with another move in mind.
Getting rid of veteran Stacy Andrews, who never made the transition from tackle to guard, and was no longer in the team’s plans. A year after signing Andrews to a big $38.9 million contract, and months after forcing him to restructure the deal, he was gone, traded away to the Seattle Seahawks for a seventh-round draft pick.
So much for that investment. It was a wild day in Philadelphia, so crazy that the Eagles had to cut to 52 players instead of 53 because their trade of Andrews went three minutes beyond the 6 p.m. deadline. That forced them to cut guard Max Jean-Gilles, who they are expected to re-sign Sunday, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Eagles also traded linebacker Tracy White to New England and acquired defensive end Antwan Barnes from Baltimore.
Released were safeties Quintin Demps and Macho Harris, tight end Cornelius Ingram, wide receivers Chad Hall, Kelley Washington and Jordan Norwood, guards Fenuki Tupou and Dallas Reynolds, defensive tackle Jeff Owens, center A.Q. Shipley and defensive end Eric Moncor.
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