The New York Giants have placed offensive tackle Stacy Andrews on injured reserve with blood clots in both lungs and signed Tony Ugoh to fill the roster spot.|||||||
Andrews was hospitalized with the embolisms on Saturday and released on Monday.
Andrews was inactive Sunday against Atlanta, continuing a mysterious week where Andrews was never listed on the injury report and lost his starting job.|||||||
Seattle coach Pete Carroll announced Friday that Mike Gibson would start at right guard against the Falcons. Andrews had started the last 12 games for Seattle.
Andrews has been traded from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Seattle Seahawks for an undisclosed 2011 draft pick pending league approval.|||||||
Eagles general manager Howie Roseman says the addition of veteran guard Reggie Wells made Andrews available. Seattle officials said the trade was still pending approval from the league. Andrews was a highly regarded offseason pickup by the Eagles after the 2008 season, but started just two games in 2009. Andrews has said he's more comfortable playing tackle than guard and that could be of value in Seattle with tackle Ray Willis being placed on injured reserve Saturday.
The Eagles bolstered their offensive line by signing Andrews to six-year contract on Saturday. Andrews spent his first five seasons with Cincinnati and is the older brother of Eagles right guard Shawn Andrews, a former All-Pro coming off a troubled year. The 6-foot-7, 342 pound Stacy Andrews is expected to replace Jon Runyan, who started every game with Philadelphia since 2000.|||||||
Andrews passed a physical despite having surgery in January to repair two torn ligaments in his right knee. The 27-year-old Andrews started six games at left guard in 2007 before moving to right tackle. He played last season under the franchise tag, earning $7.5 million.
Andrews has been designated the Cincinnati Bengals' franchise player. The franchise tag gives Andrews the option to play for Cincinnati in 2008 for a salary equal to the average of the top five offensive linemen in the NFL in 2007.|||||||
Andrews will be a fifth-year player in 2008. The 26-year-old is unsigned for 2008, and will become an unrestricted free agent on Feb. 29 if he doesn't reach an agreement with the Bengals.