NFL CAREER – Originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Oregon State by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2014, Josh Andrews comes to New Orleans looking to add experience and depth to a stout group of offensive linemen. In five seasons with the Eagles (2014-17), Colts (2018-19), N.Y. Jets (2020) and Atlanta Falcons (2021), the Ontario, Calif. native has appeared in 42 career games with four starts at right guard (three) and left guard (one). Andrews will compete for a roster spot in training camp.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed by New Orleans Saints, 5/17/22; Activated from Reserve/Covid-19 by Falcons, 11/30/21; Placed on Reserve/Covid-19 by Falcons, 11/16/21; Signed to a one-year contract by the Atlanta Falcons (UFA-NYJ), 4/1/21; Re-signed by the Jets, 9/7/20; Released by the Jets, 9/5/20; Signed to a one-year contract by the New York Jets (UFA-Ind.), 3/18/20; Signed to the Indianapolis Colts active roster, 11/20/18; Signed to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad, 9/25/18; Released by the Vikings, 9/7/18; Signed to a one-year contract by the Minnesota Vikings, 2/12/18; Re-signed to the Eagles practice squad, 9/3/17; Released by the Eagles, 9/2/17; Signed by the Eagles to a reserve/future contract, 12/30/14; Re-signed to the Eagles practice squad, 8/31/14; Released by the Eagles, 8/30/14; Signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent, 5/10/14.
2021 – Appeared in two games for the Atlanta Falcons. 2020 – Played in 15 games with four starts at RG (three) and LG (one) for the Jets in 2020. 2019 – Appeared in six games for the Indianapolis Colts. 2018 – Appeared in the final three games for the Colts after spending several weeks on the Eagles practice squad and training camp with the Minnesota Vikings. 2017 – Spent the entire season, including the team's Super Bowl LII Championship, as a member of the Eagles practice squad. 2016 – Contributed on offense and special teams in three games for the Eagles. 2015 – Appeared in 13 games, primarily on special teams for the Eagles. 2014 – Spent season as a member of the Eagles' practice squad.
COLLEGE – Started 32-of-39 career games at Oregon State…Started all 13 games as a senior in 2013, as the Beavers went 7-6 and won the Hawaii Bowl…Was one of two offensive linemen to start every game…Started all 13 games as a junior in 2012…Started six-of-seven games as a sophomore in 2011, switching to LG from C…Appeared in six games as a freshman in 2010…Graduated with a degree in sociology
PERSONAL – Three-time first-team All-Mt. Baldy League selection at Colony (Ontario, Calif.) HS…Helped lead the school to a CIF-Central Division title as a senior, playing on both the offensive and defensive lines…Also played basketball…Participated in the "Beavers Without Borders" trip to Ethiopia in 2012, where he helped build two houses for underprivileged families...Mother, Tanya, a respiratory therapist, has been the biggest influence on his life…Cousin, Daniel Drayton, played S for Oregon State (2004-07).