Pro Football Weekly wrote:Starting OLG Shawn Andrews recently got a terrifying wake-up call when a childhood friend, who like Andrews was 23 years old, died of a heart attack. Like Andrews, the friend suffered from weight issues. Andrews admitted recently that he ballooned to about 400 pounds this offseason but lost nearly 35 in the month following the friendâ€™s death. He still has a ways to go; Andrews said his optimal playing weight is about 345 pounds but that heâ€™d like to report to training camp at about 355. Andrews still figures to be the teamâ€™s long-term answer at right tackle, once Jon Runyan canâ€™t handle the job. The Eagles drafted 20-year-old Winston Justice, who played right tackle at USC last season, but heâ€™s viewed as a potential replacement for OLT Tra Thomas down the road. Todd Herremans, who filled in ably for an injured Thomas in parts of four games last season, also could figure in as a tackle, but heâ€™s being given a shot to win the vacant OLG job.
It's like 330 is the magic number in the NFL. As soon as you hit that as your "normal" playing weight, it's like a flick of a switch and the guy can be 400 pounds.