Andrews Locked In Long-Term

Posted Jun 12, 2006

The Eagles will officially announce the deal Monday afternoon, but the lucrative deal will give Andrews a bunch of money and a long-term commitment. The signing keeps in step with the Eagles commitment to signing young players early.

The Eagles want to make sure that Shawn Andrews doesn't go anywhere, so they are set to announce a deal that will keep him with the team through the 2015 season. It's expected to bring $11 - $12 million to Andrews with a signing bonus and base salary for 2006.

The 23 year old Andrews was the Eagles first round pick - 16th overall - in the 2004 Draft and used a strong training camp to immediately grab the starting right guard spot in his rookie season. Unfortunately, he suffered a broken fibula after playing just one game that season, but returned to reclaim his job in 2005 and went on to start all 16 games.

Andrews had originally signed a six year deal out of college, but the additional years would likely keep him in Philadelphia throughout his entire career.

During the off-season, Andrews had a close friend of his pass away from heart failure and it caused the young player to examine his weight. Andrews showed up in mini-camp about 30 pounds lighter and committed to losing a few more pounds. Andrews is currently listed at 345 pounds.

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