David Andrews returning to Patriots

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The last we heard anything about center David Andrews, he was exploring free agency. The Patriots moved to fill the position by signing Ted Karras, who returns to New England on a one-year deal worth $4 million.

So where does that leave Andrews? Apparently back to New England as well.

Andrews has agreed to terms with the Patriots, Kim Jones of NFL Media reports.

Karras served as New England’s starting center in 2019 when Andrews missed the year due to blood clots in his lungs. Karras then left for Miami in 2020, and Andrews regained his starting job.

Andrews has played 72 games with 69 career starts during his five seasons with the Patriots. Karras has appeared in 76 games with 36 starts since entering the league.

20 responses to “David Andrews returning to Patriots

  1. We’ll see about the deal, but NE definitely hedging bets on this one.. Love the player but there are long-term health concerns here..

  2. Patriots haven’t had this level of depth in over a decade. Andrews is the type of guy you need to retain. Impressive roster build.

  3. This!!! Of all of the things that I wanted to see happen with all of these signings, we needed to get Andrews back! Our offensive line should be formidable (even with the loss of Thuney). Now, Cam just needs to find open receivers instead of the turf. Woohoo!!!

  4. I would have really preferred Rodney Hudson to create the first all black o-line for the pats I think that would be boss! A man can dream…

  5. LOVE IT.

    With the cap going up an estimated 20-30 million for 222, the pats will be sitting fine with space again next year. I am pleasantly surprised David returned. His heart was always in Foxborough, so the moment Miami signed another center. I thought there was a chance he’d come back.



  7. One the the Pats all-time best finds. From undrafted free agent to team captain and Super Bowl Champ.

  8. Great signing.

    The only move they’ve made that I don’t like is Agholor. Would have preferred a different player, but overall it’s been an amazing few days of roster rebuilding.

  9. Letting some of the team’s free agents hit the market to hear how others value them and then come back to the negotiation table is a Belichick move. Let’s both sides have complete information.

  10. Pats will have one of the best lines in the league.

    After years of being a one-team division, the AFCE could be one of the toughest in the NFL.

  11. touchback6 says:
    March 19, 2021 at 10:20 am

    Not sure if you are aware but from a stats perspective, he did complete 65.8 percent of his passes. That was the second-highest mark of his career. He ranked 14th in the NFL (among QBs with at least 350 attempts) in that category. That’s not amazing, but it was better than Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Ryan Tannehill, Matt Ryan, reigning MVP Lamar Jackson, and Baker Mayfield, among others. A team can win with a quarterback who completes two out of every three passing attempts. HE might not be the starter – he’s getting paid backup money. HE lacked weapons – The team corrected those problems in the last 72 hours.

  12. Signing karras was a nice negotiating ploy to get Andrew’s now they have excellent talent and depth along the oline.

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