According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals might be speaking with offensive lineman Stacy Andrews for a possible return tour. Andrews was released by the Seahawks Friday morning.
During the 2004 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals selected offensive lineman Stacy Andrews out of the University of Mississippi in the fourth round. Andrews was a raw player with enormous size and a great NFL pedigree through his older brother, Shawn, at the time an offensive lineman with the Philadelphia Eagles. Stacy was a track star at Mississippi with very limited exposure with football up to the point when the Bengals drafted him. The Bengals beat their chest as they felt as if Stacy was a "diamond in the rough".
Stacy didn't see much playing time until 2006. He played in every game in 2006 and 2007, mostly at left guard until injuries with Willie Anderson forced Andrews to slide out at right tackle. He played relatively well at both positions and the coaches liked his versatility on the line (sound familiar?) enough to use the franchise tag on Stacy Andrews in 2008. He signed the tender and played one more disappointing season, allowing as much as nine quarterback sacks, for Cincinnati that ended with a major injury.
Andrews left Cincinnati for a shocking six-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles worth $38.9 million that lasted only one year, traded for only a seventh-round pick to the Seattle Seahawks in 2010.