This is a posting on a subject matter that we can close the book on. A sigh of relief, echoed through the halls of CincyJungle, allowed to be exhaled with reckless abandon. Yes. That's right. Former Bengals offensive Stacy Andrews is off the market. Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News tweets that the New York Giants signed Stacy Andrews on Wednesday, just a week after releasing his brother, Shawn.
The Bengals were reportedly in contact with Stacy Andrews in an effort to acquire a little offensive line help. Which was needed. We don't mind that the Bengals are exploring all avenues to help the team improve. It's just that after shivering, followed by a little dry-heave, the prospects felt a little resigning with Andrews.
After being tagged as a franchise player, paid over $7 million guaranteed, Andrews would go on to start 15 games at right tackle in 2008 for the Bengals, allowing nearly 10 quarterback sacks and as many as 16 pressures on the quarterback. Wanting to play with his brother Shawn (read: become stinking rich), Stacy signed a six-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles for $38 million. This is actually
an the example when Mike Brown's trend to allow free agents to leave Cincininat actually benefited the Bengals (a sentence you won't read on these pages ever again).
A knee injury suffered late during the 2008 season with Cincinnati forced the Eagles to bench Andrews during the second week in 2009, replaced by Max Jean-Gilles, who is now a guard for the Cincinnati Bengals. Months after taking a reduction in salary during the offseason, the Eagles traded Andrews to the Seattle Seahawks for a lonely seventh round pick in 2010. He was released last week after only one season with the Seahawks.
So yea. We can close the book again on Stacy Andrews. Unless of course he fails his physical. And it's not like we haven't seen that this offseason. That's when the dry-heaves begin again.