When the Giants were told that it’s Eagles week, someone should have mentioned to Shawn Andrews that it doesn’t mean he should revert to his Eagles mode.
The guy who has started the last two games at left tackle and played very well did not practice today after waking up with a sore back. Of course it was his back that initially sidelined him in Philadelphia and eventually derailed his career there (along with a bout of depression).
In what seemed to be an innocuous Tweet this morning, Andrews wrote: “This can’t be happening.” He might have found out that he was out of Fruit Loops, or he might have been writing about the pain in his back that required two surgeries to correct.
In any case, the sub-official tone from the Giants is that they are not overly concerned with the development. And the Giants do have Will Beatty to play left tackle if Andrews is unable to go on Sunday against his old team.
That would leave three starters on the offensive line on the sideline: David Diehl and Shaun O’Hara are unlikely to improve quickly enough to play this week.
Just as a note because I mentioned them in the previous post, Darius Reynaud practiced fully and Madison Hedgecock did not participate in the team portions of practice (although as noted he was doing individual drills). Also, Corey Webster had to be removed from practice with a toe injury.