Andrews caught three of four targets for 31 yards in Sunday's win over the Bills.
Nick Boyle and Maxx Williams are more polished blockers than Andrews, which helps explain why Andrews was third among Baltimore tight ends in snaps Sunday. However, Andrews' pass-catching ability actually got him on the field and involved in the aerial attack in the first quarter of his NFL debut. He did well with his opportunities, snagging three of four targets and averaging 7.8 yards per target. He'll likely remain behind Boyle and Williams for the time being in terms of snaps, but Andrews' pass catching and route running will earn him a small role nonetheless.
Andrews caught each of his three targets for 61 yards in Thursday's preseason win over Washington.
Andrews dealt with a minor undisclosed injury throughout much of training camp and had just two catches for seven yards through the first three weeks of the preseason. He came up with a 45-yard gain on an impressive catch-and-run in the second quarter Thursday, perhaps making a case for a small pass-catching role while fellow rookie Hayden Hurst (foot) is unavailable. Hurst is expected to miss a minimum of two games, leaving Andrews to compete for playing time with Nick Boyle and Maxx Williams. The third-round pick offers the most pass-catching upside of that trio, but it isn't clear if the Ravens trust him to play more than a few snaps per game.
This is the third straight practice session in which Andrews has been able to participate, so it looks like he is fully healthy, especially since he's taking full contact. Andrew will be battling for a depth role at tight end this preseason.
Andrews (undisclosed) isn't practicing Monday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
The rookie third-round pick previously missed some time at the beginning of training camp and has now sat out each of the last four days. The Ravens have described it as a muscle tissue injury, declining to elaborate on the location. Regardless of the exact issue, Andrews is off to a bad start in his bid to secure a role at a crowded position group. Incumbent starter Nick Boyle and rookie first-round pick Hayden Hurst are competing for the starting job, likely leaving Andrews, Maxx Williams, Vince Mayle and Nick Keizer to battle for depth jobs.
|4||9/30/18||@ PIT||8:20 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ TEN||4:25 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|13||12/2/18||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|