Biggs: Will Stacy Andrews budge enough for Eagles?
Stacy Andrews understands the reality of the cold side of the NFL, known as business.
If the Philadelphia Eagles are going to come to him for a pay cut, he’s willing to listen. He is motivated to work something out with them a year after signing with the club in free agency following a stint in Cincinnati.
A report earlier in the week by Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News indicated that Andrews will be forced to take a pay cut if he wants to stay with the club, a tricky proposition because the team lacks depth at guard, the position it moved Andrews to after he had been a right tackle for the Bengals.
“I would do a minor restructuring of my contract," Andrews told Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. The Eagles "want to do an adjustment and we're willing. Hopefully, we can come to an agreement."
Andrews signed a $38.9 million, six-year contract. He was playing after coming off a torn ACL and the team blamed the knee for his performance. He was he was still adjusting to the move inside. The bottom line is something is going to have to budge a year after he received roughly $5.5 million. The rub, though, is Andrews doesn’t want his $4.1 million roster bonus due in April to budge. Who would?
He’s willing to take a pay cut – the total amount he is due in 2010 is $7.6 million – but “wouldn’t mess with the roster bonus,” per the report. Sounds like there is some negotiating left to be done, doesn’t it?
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