Happy to announce that G/C Josh Andrews is signing with the New York Jets... 6-year vet spent his first four years with the Philadelphia Eagles and the last two with the Colts. He's excited about the opportunity to reunite with GM Joe Douglas in NY.— Brett Tessler (@TesslerSports) March 21, 2020
The former undrafted free agent out of Oregon State played the last two seasons for the Colts, appearing in 9 games along their interior offensive line in emergency duty.
Andrews was also with the Philadelphia Eagles organization—who originally signed him in 2017 (and re-signed him to their practice squad in 2018, where the Colts signed him from) and had a short stint with the Minnesota Vikings earlier that same season.
He’s appeared in 25 career games in his 6-year NFL career.
New New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas obviously liked Andrews from his time previously with the Philadelphia Eagles’ football operations department (2016-19).
Having lost another interior offensive lineman, Joe Haeg, to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday in free agency, the Colts are now missing some veteran offensive line depth (although the team did recently re-sign offensive tackle Le’Raven Clark).
Perhaps this means last year’s 7th round pick, Javon Patterson—who missed all of last season with a torn ACL, could be ready to assume a primary backup interior role along the Colts offensive line this year.
However, as it stands, expect to see a few new faces as the Colts primary backup interior offensive line depth in 2020.