Josh Andrews
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Andrews in 2021
Personal information
Born: (1991-06-21) June 21, 1991 (age 30)
Los Angeles, California
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:311 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:Colony (Ontario, California)
College:Oregon State
Position:Offensive guard
Undrafted:2014
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Games played:42
Games started:4
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Josh Andrews (born June 21, 1991) is an American football offensive guard who is a free agent. He played college football at Oregon State. He has also been a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts, and New York Jets.

College career

Andrews played for the Oregon State Beavers, where he had 32 career starts at left guard. He played high school football at Colony High School in Ontario, California.[1]

Professional career

Philadelphia Eagles

Andrews was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2014 as an undrafted free agent.[2] He was cut by the Eagles on August 30, 2014, and then signed to the practice squad on August 31, 2014.[2]

On September 2, 2017, Andrews was waived by the Eagles and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[3][4] Andrews remained on the Philadelphia practice squad through the 2017 season, which ended with the Eagles defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

Minnesota Vikings

On February 12, 2018, Andrews signed with the Minnesota Vikings.[5] He was waived/injured on September 1, 2018, and was placed on injured reserve.[6] He was released on September 7, 2018.

Philadelphia Eagles (second stint)

On September 25, 2018, the Philadelphia Eagles signed Andrews to their practice squad.[7]

Indianapolis Colts

On November 20, 2018, Andrews was signed by the Indianapolis Colts off the Eagles practice squad.[8]

New York Jets

On April 2, 2020, Andrews signed with the New York Jets.[9] He was released during final roster cuts on September 5, 2020,[10] but was re-signed two days later.[11] On December 30, 2020, Andrews was placed on injured reserve.[12] He started four games in 2020, his first starts of his career, including his last three at right guard.

Atlanta Falcons

On April 1, 2021, Andrews signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons.[13] He suffered a broken hand in practice and was placed on injured reserve on September 1, 2021.[14] He was activated on October 18.

Personal life

Andrews is the son of Nate and Tanya Smith, he has two brothers, Darrell and Devin. He graduated from Oregon State University in December 2013 with a degree in sociology.[15]

In 2020, Andrews stated in an interview that he has Narcolepsy, a neurological sleep disorder.[16] For the NFL’s 2020-2021 My Cause My Cleats initiative, Andrews chose Project Sleep as his organization to support.[17]

References

  1. ^ "Andrews, Josh" (PDF). Philadelphia Eagles Football. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 13, 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Josh Andrews Transactions". FoxSports.com.
  3. ^ "Eagles Announce 17 Roster Moves To Get Down To 53 Players". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on September 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "Eagles Announce 10-Man Practice Squad". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. September 3, 2017. Archived from the original on April 7, 2018.
  5. ^ "Vikings Sign Former Eagles G Josh Andrews". Vikings.com. February 12, 2018. Archived from the original on April 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "Vikings Announce Roster Moves, Set Initial 53-Man Roster". Vikings.com. September 1, 2018.
  7. ^ "Eagles sign Josh Andrews to practice squad". 247sports.com. September 25, 2018.
  8. ^ "Roster Moves: Colts Sign C Josh Andrews; Place CB D.J. Killings On IR". Colts.com. November 20, 2018.
  9. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (April 2, 2020). "Jets Sign OL Josh Andrews". NewYorkJets.com.
  10. ^ Lange, Randy (September 5, 2020). "Jets Move 27 to Get Their Roster to 53-Player Limit". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  11. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (September 7, 2020). "Jets Sign 4 Players, Place 5 on Injured Reserve". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  12. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (December 30, 2020). "Jets Place RB Frank Gore, OL Josh Andrews on Injured Reserve". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved February 11, 2021.
  13. ^ Moran, Gaby (April 1, 2021). "Falcons Re-Sign DE Steven Means, Sign OL Josh Andrews and DT Jonathan Bullard". AtlantaFalcons.com. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  14. ^ "Report: Josh Andrews suffers broken hand, to be placed on injured reserve". AtlantaFalcons.com. September 1, 2021.
  15. ^ "Josh Andrews 69" (PDF). 2014 Oregon State Football Media Guide. Oregon State University. 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 24, 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  16. ^ "The 40-Yard Stroll with OL Josh Andrews". www.newyorkjets.com. Retrieved August 16, 2021.
  17. ^ "NFL's Josh Andrews Raises Awareness with My Cause My Cleats". Project Sleep. December 7, 2020. Retrieved August 16, 2021.