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Giants sign Shawn Andrews

The New York Giants signed former Eagles guard Shawn Andrews in the middle of the night, approximately at 1:45 a.m.

The team waived offensive lineman Cliff Louis. The move is intriguing considering if Andrews is healthy, he is a former two-time Pro Bowler. Andrews has not played since 2008 when he played for just two games before a back injury pretty much wiped out nearly two whole seasons.

Andrews' signing makes one wonder about the status of guard Chris Snee, who has missed several practices with a sore knee. Head coach Tom Coughlin said Snee was on his way back soon. The team's other starting guard, Rich Seubert, missed time earlier in camp with a broken bone in his hand but it is believed that he should be ready to play in the season opener.

The Giants, who close camp in Albany today with a light walk-through practice, have been using William Beatty at left tackle and their normal starting left tackle, David Diehl, at guard in place of the injured Snee.