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Packers interested in former Patriots center David Andrews, per report

The Packers need a center, and Andrews is one of the best available.

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The Green Bay Packers are interested in free agent center David Andrews, according to a report from Boston Globe NFL reporter Ben Volin.

Andrews started 12 games at center for the Patriots in 2020 and has been a consistent presence on New England’s offensive line since he signed there as an undrafted free agent following the 2015 NFL Draft.

The Packers are in the market for a center after Corey Linsley’s lucrative departure in free agency. Volin doesn’t carry quite the same reputation as Linsley, but has been solid in New England, starting 69 games since 2015. Pro Football Focus charged him with two sacks allowed in 2020.

Andrews missed four games due to injury in 2020 and lost his entire 2019 season due to a pulmonary embolism, but otherwise has a relatively clean injury history, a key consideration given the nagging injuries that plagued Linsley for his final two years in Green Bay.

A bit on the small side for a center, Andrews generated a Relative Athletic Score of 7.06 at Georgia’s pro day. In addition to being the nephew of long-time NFL player and coach Dan Reeves, Andrews sports a terrific mullet, which shouldn’t be discounted in any free agent evaluation.