Andrews indicated that he's "ready to get back" after missing last season due to blood clots in his lungs, Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald reports.
It remains to be seen when the Patriots will take the field again, but it looks as though the center plans to be with the team at that time, with an eye toward reclaiming his place in the middle of New England's offensive line. The 27-year-old is approaching the final season of the three-year, $9 million contract extension that he signed in May of 2017.
Andrews hopes to return in 2020 after missing the entire 2019 campaign due to blood clots in his lungs, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports. "I feel great," Andrews said. "I have a bunch of doctors' appointments in February. [Hopefully] get all that cleared up and be good to go for next year."
Andrews' absence was a tough hurdle for the Patriots to overcome, as he was their starting center and captain. Ted Karras started 15 games in Andrews' place. There's no guarantee Andrews will be ready for the team's offseason program, but he doesn't view this as a career-threatening issue. How his tests go in February will determine how quickly he can get back on the field.
The Patriots placed Andrews (illness) on injured reserve.
Andrews is dealing with a serious issue relating to a blood clot in his lung. The veteran center will sit out the 2019 season and turn his full attention towards making a complete recovery. In Andrews' absence, Ted Karras and Russell Bodine are New England's top options at the center position.
Andrews was released from the hospital Monday after being treated for blood clot in his lung, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.
Andrews is expected to miss significant time as he continues to deal with this very serious issue. A leader on the Patriots line, Andrews has started 66 games since joining the team as an undrafted free agent in 2015. Look for more updates to come over the next handful of weeks, but don't be surprised if the center isn't active for Week 1.
Andrews (undisclosed) participated in Wednesday's practice, Evan Lazar of CLNSMedia.com reports.
Andrews was limited during Sunday's practice due to an undisclosed injury, but now appears fully recovered. The veteran center is set to resume working with New England's first team.
Andrews was a limited participant during Saturday's practice due to an undisclosed reason, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.
Andrews was completely absent from practice earlier in the week, and while a specific reason remains unclear, he returned in a limited capacity Saturday.
The Patriots have ruled out Andrews (illness) for Sunday's game versus the Dolphins.
Andrews will miss his second consecutive game while he continues to recover from an illness. Ted Karras will presumably replace him at center for the contest.
Andrews has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders with an undisclosed illness.
Andrews was added to the Patriots' injury report Thursday and didn't participate at Friday's practice. Ted Karras will serve as the starting center with Andrews unavailable.