Eagles moving on from Shawn Andrews

After having missed the last 30 regular season games due to a variety of back problems, the Philadelphia Eagles finally parted ways with offensive lineman Shawn Andrews.

The team announced the move Wednesday afternoon.

“We appreciate the efforts and contributions of Shawn while he was in Philadelphia,” said head coach Andy Reid in a statement released to the media. “We have, however, decided to move in another direction.”

The 16th overall pick in the 2004 draft, Andrews started 47 of 48 games from 2005-2007, earning trips to the Pro Bowl in both ’06 and ’07.

However, the former Arkansas Razorback battled depression and a series of back injuries that forced him to miss the entire 2009 season, not to mention 14 games in 2008.

Any potential suitors certainly realize that this guy comes with a big red flag. Injuries aside, Andrews’ desire and competitiveness have been called into question several times over the past two years.

He was a beast early on when motivated, but has shown virtually nothing since 2007.

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