Thursday, July 24, 2008

Another Unhappy Camper - Andrews A Hold-Out?

A league source tells ProFootballTalk.com that there are rumblings that Eagles guard Shawn Andrews might not show up for training camp, apparently due to displeasure with his contract.

Andrews is another one of the young Eagles players who signed an early-career contract that extends into the next decade. In Andrews’ case, he’s signed through 2015.

The first-round pick in the 2004 draft is due to earn a base salary of $2.98 million in 2008. And if he thinks that’s too low, he’ll be really pissed off in 2009, when his base salary drops to $750,000.

Is the Joe Banner way blowing up?

Andrews joins a growing list of unhappy Eagles looking for new contracts. Westbrook and Sheppard, two of the Eagles' top talents , are headlining the list. Andrews, a top talent himself, makes him the third Eagle this off-season to voice their displeasure with their current contract

Wonder who is next? My guess is Trent Cole (though probably not this season) as he is another player who decided to sign a early-career contract, which he is now outperforming.

So much for McNabb's shoulder being a top training camp story.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So much for PFT getting something right for once...

"Andrews' agent, Rich Moran, told the Philadelphia Daily News that it is "100 percent wrong" to suggest that the absence is related to Andrews' contract, and that Andrews has talked to head coach Andy Reid today."

Typical wrong PFT crap.