It was a busy Monday in Foxborough, and not just because the Patriots were hard at work on the practice field. After the media cleared out of the Gillette Stadium locker room around 5 p.m., word began to leak about a potentially dangerous situation involving center David Andrews.
The Athletic was first to report that Andrews was hospitalized while dealing with blood clots in his lung, a condition that could very well put his season in jeopardy.
ESPN.com offers their views on Andrews’ situation.
The Boston Globe says Andrews isn’t the only NFL offensive lineman dealing with blood clots.
The second big item of the day was Patrick Chung addressing the media, although the safety would not comment on his recent indictment for cocaine possession.
Tom Brady supports Andrew Luck’s decision to retire. The assistant coaches were available in Foxborough on Monday as well, and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said that Luck’s health status has no impact on his decision to turn down the Colts head coaching job two offseasons ago. Jerod Mayo talks about the aggressiveness of the defense being more important than the play call. Running backs coach Ivan Fears believes Sony Michel has improved greatly in the pass catching department.
The Boston Globe provides some thoughts on the state of the Patriots. MassLive.com has McDaniels calling the Patriots offense a work in progress but adding that that’s the norm at this time of year.
The Patriots made another roster move on Monday, releasing defensive lineman Mike Pennel. Boston Sports Journal provides a 53-man roster projection.