15 Patriots Who Won't Return for the 2024 Season

Don't expect these Patriots players to return to New England in 2024.

Jan 7, 2024; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) warms
Jan 7, 2024; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) warms / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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7. David Andrews

David Andrews has been a mainstay on the Patriots' offensive line for the last eight seasons since joining the team as an undrafted center out of Georgia. He started at center on both New England's Super Bowl LI and LIII championship teams, and was named to the franchise's All-2010s Team.

Andrews has epitomized consistency, playing every game for New England in four separate seasons. Despite the struggles of the 2023 Patriots, Andrews was on the field for every single offensive snap, all 1,050.

After playing 1.050 straight snaps, Andrews revealed following the season he was exhausted. The Patriots' social media further fueled the narrative that it might have been his last game, posting photos of him embracing Matthew Slater, another Patriot who has become engulfed in retirement speculation.

Andrews also has his health to consider; the 31-year-old missed all of the 2019 season after he was hospitalized with a blood clot in his lungs.

It would be pretty hard to fault Andrews if he does indeed decide to hang them up, he has put everything into the game and has had a decorated career. He is under contract for 2024, the last year of a four year deal.