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Mark Andrews

Baltimore Ravens
Tight End #89
Baltimore Ravens
Tight End #89
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Mark Andrews News

Inks $56 million extension

Andrews agreed to a four-year, $56 million contract extension with the Ravens on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The 2018 third-round pick was entering the final year of his rookie deal with Baltimore, but he's now been locked up for the foreseeable future. Andrews has caught 156 passes for 2,105 yards and 20 touchdowns across his first three seasons, and he should continue to be a key cog in the Ravens' offense and a favorite target of quarterback Lamar Jackson.

Sep 6, 2021 4:53 PM EST

Healthy this week

Andrews is practicing Thursday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The tight end dealt with severe cramping last Friday and didn't end up playing in Saturday's preseason game against Carolina, though the two weren't necessarily related given that the Ravens rested some other starters. In any case, Andrews is back at practice this week without any limitations, serving as Lamar Jackson's top target while the team's starting wideouts continue to miss practice with various injuries. The Ravens seemingly expect Marquise Brown (hamstring) and Sammy Watkins (undisclosed) to be ready for Week 1 at Las Vegas, while rookie first-round pick Rashod Bateman (core muscle) figures to miss at least a game or two.

Aug 26, 2021 7:33 AM EST

Sits out Saturday's game

Andrews (undisclosed) didn't play in Saturday's preseason game against the Panthers, Ryan Mink of the Ravens' official site reports.

Analysis: The same applies to starting quarterback Lamar Jackson, as well as Baltimore's top wide receivers. In the case of Andrews, the tight end had a severe bout of cramping at Thursday's practice, so it's no surprise he was held out of action Saturday. It remains to be seen if Andrews suits up for the team's preseason finale, but either way, the 25-year-old approaches the 2021 regular season entrenched as the team's No. 1 tight end.

Aug 22, 2021 8:02 AM EST

Leaves field with severe cramps

Andrews had a severe bout of cramping at Thursday's practice, but he avoided a trip to the hospital despite the arrival of a couple ambulances, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: It sounds like Andrews overexerted himself on a warm day at a joint practice with the Panthers, temporarily creating a scare. He seems to be okay, but the incident could impact his availability for Saturday's game... if the Ravens even planned to play him in the first place, that is. Coach John Harbaugh declined to comment Thursday when reporters asked him about playing-time expectations for QB Lamar Jackson and other key starters Saturday night against Carolina. In any case, Andrews could be in for a busier-than-initially-expected season if the Ravens' wide receivers can't stay healthy. In addition to Rashod Bateman's extended absence for core-muscle surgery, the team has Marquise Brown, Sammy Watkins and Miles Boykin dealing with day-to-day or week-to-week type injuries.

Aug 19, 2021 8:59 AM EST

Discussing new contract

Andrews and the Ravens have had preliminary discussions about a contract extension, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: Four of the Ravens' starters on offense come from the 2018 draft class, with Andrews (third round) joined by QB Lamar Jackson (first), OT Orlando Brown (third) and C/G Bradley Bozeman (sixth). Jackson is obviously the priority among that group, but his status as a first-round pick gives the Ravens a fifth-year contract option. Andrew, Brown and Bozeman, on the other hand, can all become free agents during the 2022 offseason. Brown wants to be traded to a team that will permanently move him from right tackle to left tackle, so it won't be any surprise if Andrews is the first guy to get an extension. The tight end isn't a great blocker and has committed more than his fair share of drops the past two years, but he's also one of the top playmakers at his position, sitting on 2,105 receiving yards and 20 TDs through 45 regular-season games.

Mar 9, 2021 7:16 AM EST

Just misses divisional-round TD

Andrews caught four of 11 targets for 28 yards during Saturday's 17-3 divisional-round loss to the Bills.

Analysis: It was an inefficient night for Andrews, with his 36.4 percent catch rate establishing a new season-worst for games in which he's garnered at least four targets. His 11 looks in the passing game set a new 2020-2021 best for the third-year tight end. But Andrews' most vital opportunity, a contested target by the back pylon of the end zone with 2:41 remaining in the fourth quarter, fell incomplete after ricocheting off his fingertips. He ends the year with 58 catches for 701 yards and seven TDs over 14 regular-season appearances, adding eight receptions for 69 yards over a pair of playoff games. The 25-year-old is under contract with Baltimore for one more season at a cap hit of $1.1 million.

Jan 16, 2021 10:39 PM EST

Makes four grabs

Andrews caught four of six targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 20-13 wild-card win over the Titans.

Analysis: Andrews placed second on the Ravens in all major receiving categories, trailing only wideout Marquise Brown. While that evidences Andrews' good involvement within the passing game, the offense leaned on its rushing attack to move the ball best Sunday, resulting in mediocre production by the tight end's standards. Although his matchup it yet to be determined, Andrews figures to maintain his presence among quarterback Lamar Jackson's top options in the AFC divisional round.

Jan 10, 2021 1:23 PM EST

Stifled by Bengals

Andrews had four catches for 27 yards on seven targets against the Bengals.

Analysis: Andrews was held in check in the regular-season finale after racking up six catches for 56 yards and a touchdown in his first meeting against Cincinnati. The star tight end played just 57 percent of the snaps Sunday in the blowout but still garnered a high target volume. Andrews finishes the regular season with 58 catches for 701 yards and seven touchdowns in 14 games. He will face the Titans in the wild card round Sunday.

Jan 5, 2021 7:43 AM EST

Paces pass catchers in win

Andrews brought in six of 11 targets for 76 yards in the Ravens' 27-13 win over the Giants on Sunday.

Analysis: Andrews led the Ravens' pass catchers across the stat sheet with his strong effort, one that featured a season-high target tally. The third-year tight end has now recorded at least five receptions and 61 yards in each of his last five games, hitting his stride at the most critical time of the season. Andrews will look to help the Ravens secure playoff positioning and continue serving as one of Lamar Jackson's most consistent targets in a favorable Week 17 matchup against the Bengals.

Dec 27, 2020 2:17 PM EST

Works efficiently against Jags

Andrews recorded five receptions on five targets for 66 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Andrews continued his run of strong production in the second half of the season. For his third consecutive game, he logged five receptions and has surpassed 60 receiving yards in four consecutive contests. His production in Week 15 came in the form of several long receptions -- including gains of 27, 18 and 12 yards -- and was capped by a three-yard touchdown reception early in the fourth quarter. Andrews and the Ravens will head into a Week 16 matchup against the Giants on a roll offensively.

Dec 20, 2020 3:46 PM EST

Leads Ravens in receiving

Andrews caught five of six targets for 78 yards in Monday night's 47-42 win over the Browns.

Analysis: Andrews returned from a two-game absence to lead the Ravens in receiving yards. His night was highlighted by a long catch of 39 yards, which came after quarterback Lamar Jackson incredibly escaped the pocket before finding him downfield on a third-and-long just prior to halftime. Importantly, though, Andrews also made a couple first-down grabs to help put Baltimore in range for the game's winning field goal late. After enjoying his return to action, Andrews will now get to face a Jaguars defense that's allowed the fifth-most passing yards this season.

Dec 14, 2020 9:56 PM EST

Comes off COVID-19 list

Andrews (illness) has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: Andrews will thus be available for Monday night's contest against the Browns, who've been a fantasy-friendly opponent for opposing TEs this season. Prior to missing the Ravens' last two tilts, Andrews averaged 3.8 catches for 45.4 yards to go along with six TDs through 10 games.

Dec 9, 2020 1:23 PM EST

Not expected to play Tuesday

Andrews, who is on the Reserve/COVID list, isn't expected to play Tuesday against the Cowboys, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Though the Ravens, who were shorthanded in their Week 12 loss to the Steelers, will have reinforcements for Tuesday night's game, it doesn't look like they'll have their No. 1 tight end back. Luke Willson thus profiles as the team's top available option at the position in Week 13.

Dec 6, 2020 8:44 AM EST

Out Week 12 after positive test

Andrews (thigh) tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday and has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Steelers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Andrews will be one of two Ravens added to the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday, with star pass rusher Matt Judon being the other following his own positive COVID-19 test, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. They become the 11th and 12th Ravens players to land on the list, rendering both unable to play Tuesday. As Schefter notes, Andrews is a Type 1 diabetic, so the tight end could be more vulnerable to the symptoms of the coronavirus than most of his peers. The Ravens haven't commented on Andrews' status beyond Week 12, but he seems unlikely to clear the protocol in time for Baltimore's Week 13 game Dec. 7 versus Dallas.

Nov 29, 2020 6:12 AM EST

Still listed as questionable

Andrews (thigh) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's contest against the Steelers, Daniel Oyefusi of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: It remains to be seen if the Ravens will actually play the Steelers during their scheduled Tuesday timeslot after players from both teams were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, but if the game is still on expect Andrews to be a game-time decision. The fact the tight end continues to maintain a "limited" designation during the virtual practices is likely a positive sign, but more information will be available Monday should the game still take place during its projected time.

Nov 28, 2020 2:15 PM EST

Another 'limited' listing

Andrews (thigh) was listed as limited on Friday's practice estimate, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Ravens are holding all team activities virtually due to a COVID-19 outbreak among teammates and staff members, but Andrews has maintained a 'limited' listing on all five injury reports this week. With their Week 12 matchup rescheduled a second time to Tuesday, when they're slated to visit Pittsburgh, he likely will be on the receiving end of passes from Robert Griffin due to Lamar Jackson (illness) residing on the reserve/COVID-19 list. And that's assuming the game is played at all.

Nov 27, 2020 1:44 PM EST

Listed as limited on practice estimate

Andrews (thigh) was listed as limited on Thursday's practice estimate.

Analysis: We'll revisit the tight end's status Friday to see if he approaches the Ravens' Week 12 game against the Steelers -- now scheduled for Sunday at 1:15 p.m. ET -- fully cleared to play or tagged with an injury designation.

Nov 26, 2020 1:20 PM EST

Listed as limited

Andrews (thigh) was listed as limited on Wednesday's practice estimate.

Analysis: That's the same designation applied to the tight end on Tuesday's practice estimate. With the Ravens' originally-scheduled Thursday game against the Steelers now slated to take place Sunday, Andrews will now have added time in the coming days to prepare for Week 12 action.

Nov 25, 2020 1:51 PM EST

Limited in walkthrough

Andrews (thigh) was a limited participant in Tuesday's walkthrough practice.

Analysis: Coming off a season-high 56 offensive snaps, Andrews has logged back-to-back limited practice sessions to start the week. The third-year tight end also dealt with a thigh injury prior to a Week 5 game against the Bengals, where he posted a 6-56-1 line. Andrews will aim to upgrade to full participation Wednesday and shake the injury tag before Thursday's AFC North matchup against the Steelers.

Nov 24, 2020 2:34 PM EST

Tending to thigh injury

Andrews was limited at Monday's walk-through due to a thigh injury.

Analysis: Andrews made a sudden appearance on the Ravens' Week 5 injury report just before a matchup with the Bengals, with a thigh issue the root cause. He proceeded to suit up and score one of his six touchdowns on the season. Now with a cap on his practice reps to begin Week 12 prep, the status of Andrews bears watching in advance of Thursday's visit to Pittsburgh.

Nov 23, 2020 4:27 PM EST

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