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The "Big Kid" Heads Off to the Big Apple

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That's right, former Eagles lineman Shawn Andrews has just been signed by the New York Giants. Looks like fending off repeated advances from the UFL finally worked out for the big guy.

As you all remember, Andrews was released from the Eagles back in March due to repeated back pain and a work ethic that many doubted existed. A look at the former first round pick's Twitter account should give you a clear picture of where his interests were at the time - "getting his Michael Phelps on". Still, back when he was first released, the "Big Kid" reportedly wasn't giving up on football and was quoted as saying,

"You guys'll see me somewhere hopefully in somebody's jersey in Hawaii and wherever the Super Bowl is."

Well, now he'll get his chance (*cough*). After a successful workout with the Giants, Andrews signed the papers late last night. General Manager Jerry Reese was excited at the new addition to the offensive line:

"Our personnel staff has been monitoring Shawn's progress for awhile now. He looks great and had a very good workout for us yesterday. He can play both guard and both tackle positions. We just have to take him slow for the rest of the preseason to get him into game shape. Shawn is very excited and grateful for this opportunity to play for the New York Giants."

Best of luck with that headache guys. We'll see if he's still on your active roster by the time week 11 rolls around.