Philly.com is reporting that Stacy Andrews could very well be on his way out...
While Eagles coach Andy Reid has said he thinks Andrews' lack of production was mainly the result of his slow recovery from the torn ACL, his poor play raised enough doubts within the organization that there is little chance he will be back with the team unless he agrees to restructure his deal, sources close to the situation confirmed to the Daily News.
While it probably is fair to say that much of Stacy's troubles had do with the fact that he was less than a year removed from tearing up his knee, the $5.5 million he got last year and the $7.6 million he's scheduled to receive next year is a lot for a guy who contributed absolutely nothing.
Still, it's not as if his injury was a secret. If I remember right, Andrews literally came to town on crutches right? It's easy to put all the blame on him and repeat the tired old "Andrews sisters" jokes... but isn't this a case of buyer beware? The Eagles paid a ton of money to an already injured player and now want that player to essentially give back some because he was injured. Stacy didn't hide his injury and the Eagles had every opportunity to check him out and consult with their doctors. I'm glad the NFL labor situation is such that a team can make up for it's mistakes(unlike the NBA) but I honestly wonder whether Andrews is getting a bit screwed here.
All that said, I obviously don't know as much about his injury and practice habits as the coaching staff does. It's entirely possible that his struggles this year went beyond his injury and their dissatisfaction with him was about more than just his inability to heal quicker.