Only two quick seasons later...Shawn Andrews the 3x Pro Bowler has been cut by the Giants and Stacey Andrews who had been traded from Philadelphia to Seattle has been let go only to resurface as a New York Giant.
Confused? Me too.
One would wonder why Shawn Andrews wouldn't take a pay cut to stay with the Giants. He is clearly head and shoulders better than his brother and he would have had the opportunity to compete for the starting left tackle job against William Beatty the Giants 2nd round pick in 2009. The Giants currently have 16 offensive lineman in camp. Only two players, David Baas(FA from 49er's) and Jim Cordle from Ohio State are true centers.
The wild card is Adam Koets who can play center and guard but is currently rehabbing an ACL injury; however, will be ready to compete soon. Koets did an excellent job in 2010 before getting hurt and is quite underrated.
Now that it's official and David Diehl has been moved to guard(costing him $750,000 if he made 15 starts at left tackle), Andrews becomes the catalyst brought into Giants camp to push the slightly soft, William Beatty and 4th round pick James Brewer.