David Andrews: I’m excited to have the opportunity to play again

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The Patriots chose to trade out of the first round on Thursday night, so they’ll have to wait until Friday night to add some rookies to the roster.

It appears they got a veteran back in the fold, however. Center David Andrews didn’t play at all in 2019 because of blood clots in his lungs, but said in an Instagram post that he will be back on the field this year.

“As to the future I’m excited that I’ll have the opportunity to play the game I love again,” Andrews wrote. “When and whatever the NFL season looks like I’m just thankful that I’ll be able to get back to competing with my teammates and coaches.”

Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio didn’t speculate on what role Andrews will play, but said the team is better for having Andrews on hand.

“David has been a great asset to our program, multi-year captain,” Caserio said on a conference call. “There’s a lot of things that he brings to the table. Nobody worked harder I would say in just his capacity in his role last year. He wasn’t playing. The more players. And people that we have, like David Andrews, in the building, good for the Patriots and everybody else.”

Ted Karras filled in for Andrews last year, but he left for the Dolphins as a free agent and New England didn’t make any move to fill the slot in free agency.

12 responses to “David Andrews: I’m excited to have the opportunity to play again

  1. Cool. PFF actually ranked the o-line 10th after 2019 – with StiddyJ at QB it has to be top-10.

  2. With Thuney likely to be traded they’ll need Andrews’ leadership on the Oline in a big way

  3. They might as well switch now to these hideous looking uniforms, because with all the comings and goings on the roster since the end of the season, the fans really aren’t going to recognize this team anyway.

    I’m a life-long Patriots fan, going back over 50 years. I have loved the hell out of the past twenty years. We all knew it was going to end someday, but we always expected a smoother transition than this mess we are seeing this off-season. Players being cut or traded, players becoming free agents and leaving on their own … it’s almost as if Belichick and Nick Caserio are intentionally trying to build a 6-10 team.

    What they’re doing is making absolutely no sense …. here it is late April, and their Quarterback situation alone is a mess.

    I love Tom Brady, and was so disappointed the way this played out. I have no doubt that Belichick didn’t want him back, Brady engineering his departure aside, and that disappointment to all Patriots fans. We thought that Belichick would do a much better job of moving on.

    I thought Brady was making a huge mistake going to Tampa, but looking further into this team, I’m very excited to follow them this coming season, while enduring the disaster that’s about to unfold at Gillette

  4. What they’re doing is making absolutely no sense …. here it is late April, and their Quarterback situation alone is a mess.

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    Way too premature to say the QB situation will be a mess. Clearly Bill and the team is confident in Stid the Kid and if they’re confident that’s good enough for me.

  5. BB and the Pats to shock people with a shiny, new QB that won’t pout or have a Binky Club Addiction, and this guy right here will certainly help as the best Center in football (and it ain’t close).

    Karras did a good job, but this guy is special. They’ll either walk and get a C/G here in Rd 3 as a possibly replacement, just in case he pulls a Thuney and starts asking for obscene money after this season.

    I had both Thuney and this guy as lifers, but you just never know after BB’s drafting and developing has been so stunning in recent years. He’s had to walk from so many since teams apparently love taking Pats developed players, and then walk into another cap hell by overpaying BB’s draftees on the market.

    Rinse and repeat.

    All hail BB.

    The greatest I have ever seen at late rd picks and UDFAs.

    Great news for Andrews after his scare, no doubt.

  6. harrisonhits2 says:
    April 24, 2020 at 9:46 am
    With Thuney likely to be traded they’ll need Andrews’ leadership on the Oline in a big way

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    Source on the trade return? You think they announce it early/mid 2nd rd tonight to give BB 2 2nd rders?

  7. After announcing his return to the league Andrews promptly demanded a trade to Tampa Bay

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