The Eagles made a practice squad switch on Tuesday morning, bringing back a guy who has been with them dating back to the Chip Kelly days.
Josh Andrews has been signed to the practice squad. Jon Toth, an undrafted rookie who had been with them all spring and summer, has been released.
Andrews, 27, joined the Eagles as an undrafted offensive guard out of Oregon State back in 2014. The Eagles now list him as a center. He can play both.
After spending the first four years of his career in Philly, Andrews signed with the Vikings this past spring. There was some familiarity with new Vikings OC John DeFilippo. Andrews was waived/injured at final cuts (ankle) and was then made a free agent. The Eagles came calling again.
Andrews has played in 16 NFL games in his career but has never gotten in on offense. He got close back in 2015, when Lane Johnson got hurt and exited the game. But just as Andrews was ready to take the field, Johnson ran back out and he never got his shot (see story). He was on the 53-man roster in 2015 and 2016.
All last season, Andrews was on the practice squad. He was one of those guys who the coaches love to praise as someone who gets the defense ready for games. The Eagles obviously like him; this is now his fifth season with the Eagles in some capacity.