FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Veteran WR Andrew Hawkins announced his retirement. Hawkins was signed by the Patriots on May 25, 2017.
Hawkins, 31, is a veteran of six NFL seasons with Cincinnati (2011-13) and Cleveland (2014-16). The 5-foot-7, 180-pounder, originally entered the NFL as a free agent with St. Louis out of Toledo. Hawkins began his professional career with the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League where he helped the team capture consecutive Grey Cup championships. Hawkins has played in 74 regular-season games with 30 starts and posted 209 receptions for 2,419 yards and nine touchdowns. He has also appeared in three postseason contests and caught six passes for 43 yards. His most productive NFL season came with the Browns in 2014 when he totaled 63 receptions for 824 yards and two touchdowns.