Earlier today, the Eagles were reportedly trying to trade offensive lineman Josh Kline, whom they thought they had just acquired from the Patriots. That deal hit a snag, and though the larger framework of the swap remains in place, Kline won’t be going to Philadelphia. The Eagles, however, are now shopping offensive lineman that they do have under contract, including interior options Stefen Wisniewski and Josh Andrews, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com (Twitter links).
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Wisniewski, 28, signed a one-year, $1.51MM deal with the Eagles this offseason that contains $500K fully guaranteed. That guarantee all came in the form of a signing bonus, however, so any acquiring team would only be on the hook for minimum base salary and (perhaps) his $250K roster bonus, depending on when it was/is paid. Wisniewski can also earn another $1.25MM through incentives.
Although Wisniewski isn’t one of the NFL’s elite offensive linemen, he has been fairly consistent and reliable since entering the league. In 2015, Pro Football Focus viewed him as a middle-of-the-pack center, ranking him 19th out of 39 qualified players and assigning him an especially strong grade as a pass blocker.
Andrews, 25, is listed as Philadelphia’s third-string center behind Jason Kelce and Wisniewski. An undrafted free agent in 2014, Andrews is under contract for two more seasons at minimum salaries. He appeared in 13 games last season, but played only 59 total snaps, all on special teams.
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