Shawn Andrews gets six year deal from the Giants with little guaranteed money
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on August 20, 2010 2:38 PM ET
We called the Giants' signing of guard Shawn Andrews a low-risk, high reward gambit largely because we expected the contract terms to be very team-friendly.
The Giants held up their end of the bargain.
Andrews' contract runs for six years and contains "very little" guaranteed money, according to the New York Daily News. Andrews' agent said there is "more upside" in the second year of the deal, which probably means there are a lot of incentives built in.
The Giants' two starting guards are hurt right now, and the team could use some depth. Andrews will work into game shape slowly, and the team wouldn't classify him as a guard or tackle.
Basically, the contract should make it easy for the Giants to dump Andrews if the move doesn't pan out. And it will be very difficult for Andrews to play anywhere else or earn true market value if he manages to have a successful comeback.