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Josh Andrews will reportedly be returning to the Eagles next week


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The Philadelphia Eagles made some changes to the practice squad on Thursday morning but the team isn’t done tweaking things just yet.

NFL agent Brett Tessler recently tweeted that his client Josh Andrews will be returning to Philly next week.

Andrews originally joined the Eagles as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Oregon State following the 2014 NFL Draft. He spent his rookie season on the practice squad before then making the 53-man roster in both 2015 and 2016. Andrews spent the 2017 season back on the practice squad before leaving the Eagles to sign a futures contract with the Minnesota Vikings one week after Philadelphia’s Super Bowl win.

It was a little curious to see Andrews leave Philly since practice squad players usually just sign futures/reserve deals with the team they finished the year on. Perhaps former Eagles quarterback coach and current Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo convinced Andrews he’d have a better opportunity at making the team in Minnesota.

Unfortunately for Andrews, that didn’t end up being the case. He was waived with an injury settlement after hurting his ankle in the preseason.

Andrews’ return could be bad news for current Eagles practice squad member Jon Toth. Andrews is a guard/center type and Toth only really plays at center.

It’s interesting that Andrews’ agent noted his client will be back on the 53-man roster soon. Why would the Eagles need to add another center/guard when they already seemingly have enough bodies there?

One explanation could be that the Eagles plan to trade or cut Chance Warmack, who has been a healthy scratch for the first two games. It’s pretty silly the Eagles are carrying his $2.03 million cap number just so he can be inactive on game day. It’s worth noting that trading Warmack would free up $1.66 million. Maybe the Eagles can move him in exchange for some fringe wide receiver.

In addition to bringing Andrews back, the Eagles worked out four free agent guards earlier this week. It clearly seems like there’s another shoe to drop at that position.

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