Patriots Undrafted Free Agents: Devin Gardner, Chris Harper To Join New England

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots have just four spots on their 90-man roster for undrafted players, but they’ve already added their first rookie free agent.

Georgia center David Andrews tweeted he’s joined the Patriots.

Andrews is the third rookie offensive lineman added to the team Saturday. The Patriots drafted interior offensive linemen Tre’ Jackson and Shaq Mason on Saturday.

Andrews was a three-year starter at Georgia and was named a permanent team captain in 2014. He captained six games between 2012 and 2013.

The 6-foot-2, 295-pound offensive lineman ran a 5.12-second 40-yard dash at this pro day with 27 reps on the bench press, 30-inch vertical leap, 9-feet broad jump, a 4.78-second short shuttle and 8.12-second 3-cone drill.

UPDATE 7:55 p.m.: Former Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner will join the Patriots, according to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter. Gardner will convert to wide receiver.

Gardner ran a 4.65-second 40-yard dash at 6-foot-4, 218 pounds in March at his Michigan pro day. He ran a 6.96-second 3-cone drill and 4.42-second short shuttle and posted a 35.5-inch vertical leap and 9-foot, 9-inch broad jump.

UAB defensive back Jimmy Jean has agreed to join the Patriots, according to his agency, WLJ Sports Law.

Jean is 6-foot-2, 202 pounds and ran a 4.58-second 40-yard dash, 7.34-second 3-cone and 4.31-second short shuttle at his pro day in March. He recorded a 35.5-inch vertical leap and 9-foot-9 broad jump.

UPDATE 10:15 p.m.: Cal wide receiver Chris Harper and Auburn safety Brandon King tweeted they’re joining the Patriots.

Harper ran a 4.53-second 40-yard dash at 5-foot-11, 182 pounds in March at his pro day with a 7.03-second 3-cone drill and 4.36-second short shuttle. He also posted a 35-inch vertical leap and 10-foot broad jump.

He caught 163 passes for 2,030 yards with 13 touchdowns in three years with Cal.

King ran a 4.49-second 40-yard dash at 6-foot-2, 217 pounds in March at his pro day with a 7.28-second 3-cone drill and 4.47-second short shuttle. He posted a 38-inch vertical leap with a 10-foot, 6-inch broad jump.

He started his college career at Highland (Ala.) Community College before transferring to Auburn in 2013. He moved to linebacker midway through the 2014 season.

Thumbnail photo via Greg Bartram/USA TODAY Sports Images

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