The New Orleans Saints signed veteran offensive lineman Josh Andrews to a one-year contract on Monday, according to Andrews’ agent, Brett Tessler.
Saints adding C/G Josh Andrews, per his agent. https://t.co/HoLzQJS0VD
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Josh Andrews was one of the tryout players from Saints rookie minicamp
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Andrews played in 2 games last season for the Atlanta Falcons, mainly on special teams.
In 2020, Andrews played in 15 games for the New York Jets, starting four times.
After quarterback Jameis Winston was lost for the 2021 season to a torn ACL, backup quarterback Taysom Hill came in and only was sacked nine times. However, that was largely because Hill was a good scrambler, and when the protection broke down, he was able to escape pressure. Hill rushed for almost 400 yards and five rushing touchdowns last season.
The 6’2″, 311-pound Andrews may not start for the Saints, but he’ll at least be a very capable backup that adds needed depth to the New Orleans offensive line.
The Saints drafted Ohio State offensive tackle Trevor Penning with the No. 19 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.