David Andrews: I’m super excited to see all the new faces we’ve added in New England

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For a time during free agency, it seemed like center David Andrews was on track to leave the Patriots.

The two-time Super Bowl champion had decided to explore offers outside New England. Then the club re-signed Ted Karras, who spent his first four years with the Patriots before playing the 2020 season with the Dolphins.

But Andrews elected to return to New England on a four-year deal, noting during a Tuesday video conference that he didn’t see Karras’ signing as a signal his time with the Patriots was finished.

“I think we were just trying to figure out what was best for us and our family. We knew we wanted to be back here if it all made sense. I had made that clear throughout the whole process,” Andrews said, via Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald. “I’m super excited to be back, super excited to see all the new faces we’ve had and added especially now, the draft just ended. This was home, like I’ve said. This is special to me. The Kraft family is very special to me, the community, the team, the coaches. I’ve enjoyed playing here, and I want to play here.”

Andrews did not play the 2019 season due to issues with blood clots. He returned to start 12 games in 2020, missing four contests with a thumb injury. He initially signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia in 2015.

10 responses to “David Andrews: I’m super excited to see all the new faces we’ve added in New England

  1. He’s excited that there’s finally another QB on the team worth protecting!!!

  2. touchback6 says:
    May 4, 2021 at 12:51 pm
    Panic moves.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Totally disagree. A better phrase would be corrective actions.

  3. One of the league’s best Centers and he may be the best in the conference. Tough as nails, smart, durable and consistent as heck.

    I remember the first time I saw him at the Greenbrier at the 2 day sessions and Akiem Hicks had a field day. I thought he’s be cut, but what a career so far. I am glad they walked from the overpriced Thuney who wanted Tackle money and this guy knows who helped make him as another udfa gem.

    A classic Patriot offensive lineman procured by the great Scarnecchia.

    Great to have so many key players back who apparently hate playing for BB the big meanie. bawahaha

  4. Jones has ability and was drafted close to where he was projected but has to get rid of that ball quickly while adjusting to the pro level. I anticipate he mostly watches, with Newton and Stidham trying to get their careers moving then takes over in 2022. Belichick needs 37 wins to pass Shula all-time, counting postseason. Barring injury, Jones should allow him to do it …

  5. Putting the band back together without the lead singer?

    Doubt that it will sell.

  6. touchback6 says:
    May 4, 2021 at 12:51 pm
    Panic moves.
    ——
    Nah nobody is panicking. Looking forward to it! 🙂

  7. overlyobservant says:
    May 4, 2021 at 5:22 pm
    Putting the band back together without the lead singer?

    worked pretty good for Van Halen

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