COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — New England Patriots center David Andrews was a surprise absence from practice at the United States Air Force Academy on Thursday.
Andrews was not listed on Wednesday’s injury report after a fully-padded practice.
Wide receivers Chris Hogan (shoulder) and Matthew Slater (hamstring) and offensive tackle Marcus Cannon (ankle) also weren’t present for Thursday’s walk-through.
The Patriots’ injury report likely will be released around 7:30 p.m. ET. We’ll get a better sense of why Andrews didn’t practice after that is released.
If for some reason Andrews couldn’t play Sunday against the Oakland Raiders in Mexico City, then second-year pro Ted Karras likely would take over at center in the Patriots’ starting offense. LaAdrian Waddle already is expected to replace Cannon at right tackle.