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Eagles G Stacy Andrews

August 31 Camden Courier-Post

Stacy Andrews took his customary place at right guard Monday afternoon in practice. For a minute, speculation about his job security seemed moot.

A few snaps later, Andrews was on the sideline, subbed out for Nick Cole. Let the right guard controversy begin because, for the second straight day, Cole took snaps away from Andrews.

For an organization that emphasizes continuity on the offensive line, the decision to juggle Andrews and Cole on the first team about two weeks before the season opener is another sign that the line isn’t set.

“I don’t know what the plans are on that,” Andrews said before practice, when asked about a rotation scenario, “but if that’s the route we’ve got to go for the first few (games), then hey, I’m going to out there and do my thing and get out there and give my best.”

The offensive line carousel spun on at practice, as left guard Todd Herremans sat with a sprained ankle from Sunday’s practice. Instead of being replaced by Max Jean-Gilles, the usual first reserve off the bench, Herremans’ spot was occupied by Mike McGlynn.

McGlynn had been practicing at center but was moved to accommodate the return of starting center Jamaal Jackson, who, for the first time since camp opened, participated in an entire contact practice — one of the few encouraging scenes for the line.

McGlynn threw his hat into the ring to start at right guard — if there truly is an open competition there.

“We’ll see what happens. My job is to make sure the guys upstairs have a difficult decision to make,” said McGlynn, a third-year pro who said he could start at either center or guard. “The biggest thing is I’d get on the field and play.”

But how can the line establish symmetry with different guys in different spots seemingly every practice?

“Well, you know what I think about rhythm; it’s real,” offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said. “It’s hard to explain, but it is real. You go through things like that through the season and through games, so you can’t make any excuses. You have to stay in rhythm, it’s just that simple.””

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