The Philadelphia Eagles are signing free agent offensive lineman Josh Andrews (no relation to Shawn or Stacy) to their practice squad, according to an official announcement from the team.
Andrews’ agent, Brett Tessler, first noted last week that Andrews would be coming back to Philly. Tessler says 11 other teams were interested in Andrews and his client “should be back on a roster soon.”
Here’s what we wrote about Andrews last 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.
Sure enough, the Eagles waived Toth to make room for Andrews on the practice squad.
Updated look at the Eagles’ practice squad:
OL Josh Andrews
WR DeAndre Carter
TE Billy Brown
LB Asantay Brown
S Tre Sullivan
WR Braxton Miller
WR Dorren Miller
DT Treyvon Hester
DE Joe Ostman
CB Chandon Sullivan