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Former Georgia center David Andrews wins Patriots starting job

David Andrews New England Patriots
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Entering only his second NFL season, former Georgia center David Andrews appears to have won the starting job at the position with the New England Patriots.

Because the Patriots traded Bryan Stork to the Washington Redskins in a sudden move Wednesday, Andrews, a second-year player who signed with the team as an undrafted free agent in 2015, will likely start this season.

The Boston Herald reported that Andrews was Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s preferred choice at center.

NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport first reported the Stork trade before adding that it was for a conditional draft pick.

Earlier Wednesday, it was reported by Rapoport that Stork had been released.

Last season as a rookie, Andrews started New England’s first 11 games of the season and played in 14 overall after Stork was sidelined with a concussion and neck issue. Once Stork returned, Andrews dropped to the bench but did appear in both of the Patriots’ playoff games.

The Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe explained on Twitter how Stork’s trade happened:

Stork also reportedly was considering a retirement Wednesday before the move was made official.

Stork, a fourth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft from Florida State, started 17 games overall during his Patriots career.

Brady, who has started the last 15 seasons for the Patriots, will miss the team’s first four games this season while serving his suspension in the Deflategate case.

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