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David Andrews surprised everybody Thursday night, when he returned to the Patriots despite earlier reports he would be leaving New England in free agency. The surprises surrounding the 28-year-old continued on Saturday, with the release of the details of his contract.

According to Ben Volin of The Boston Globe, Andrews’ deal is a very team friendly four-year agreement worth a potential $21 million. His cap hit of $1.75 million for the upcoming season projects to be 23rd among centers in 2021, tied with Matt Skura who signed with the Miami Dolphins earlier this week.

The contract has two fully guaranteed years, during which Andrews will make at least $6.5 million, which can grow to $8 million with roster-bonuses. Other incentives can push that number to $10 million.

Andrews, who joined the Patriots as a UDFA in 2015, has started 69 games for the Patriots over the last six seasons and been a starter on two Super Bowl teams. He missed the 2019 season due to a medical condition, but bounced back with a solid performance in 2020.

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