According to Mike Reiss, the Patriots officially activated C David Andrews from the injured reserve list and promoted OLB Tashawn Bower and DT Nick Thurman from their practice squad to the active roster.
New England recently opened Andrews’ 21-day window to return from injured reserve, so he was expected to be activated at some point.
Andrews, 28, wound up signing a three-year, $1.59 million contract with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia back in 2015. He was in the final year of his rookie contract when he agreed to a four-year, $9.615 million contract back in 2017.
Andrews missed the 2019 season due to blood clots in his lungs, but received medical clearance to return this past May. He was placed on injured reserve last month.
Andrews is in the final year of his four-year, $6,515,000 contract and is set to make a base salary of $3 million for the 2020 season.
In 2019, Andrews has appeared in two games for the Patriots, starting both at center.