Back in early January, we were wondering if WR Andrew Hawkins was contemplating retirement. Then, at the end of February, the Cleveland Browns announced his release from the club, but it was on very good terms.
In fact, instead of the standard just a standard press release upon his release, Sashi Brown and Hue Jackson had both released statements overly praising Hawkins, and Hawkins released a complimentary statement of his appreciation for Cleveland. His praise didn’t stop there, as he recently made a media appearance saying the Browns are going to turn things around sooner rather than later:
The MMQB also posted a lengthy piece this past Friday highlighting how Hawkins just earned his master’s degree from Columbia University with a perfect 4.0. If you recall, Hawkins has ambitions of one day being a general manager in the NFL.
With that said, Hawkins’ playing career isn’t over just yet! One week ago, Hawkins had a workout with the New England Patriots. Today on Uninterrupted, Hawkins broke the news that he’s signing with the Patriots:
It will be a one-year deal for Hawkins. Per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Hawkins “declined four other offers to play with the Patriots and catch passes from Tom Brady.”