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#Bills released DE Mark Anderson. Anderson recorded 10 sacks in a backup position for the #Patriots in 2011. Probably worth a look.
— NFL Mind (@NFLMind) July 23, 2013
After only one year on the team, the Bills have parted ways with DE/OLB Mark Anderson. This move leaves $4,600,000 of dead money on the Bills payroll over the next two seasons. 2013: $1,600,000. 2014: $3,000,000.
Mark Anderson is journey-man whose eight years in the league has been spent on the Bears, Texans, Patriots, and Bills. As a rookie in Chicago, Anderson was considered a breakout 5th-round-pick recording 12 sacks and 4 forced fumbles. His career seemed quite until 2011 when he was signed by the Patriots as a change-of-pace defensive end behind pro-bowler Andre Carter. Anderson took over full-time in week 15 when Carter was placed on IR. In the final three regular season games, and three playoff starts Anderson recorded 5.5 sacks.
The Patriots were not willing to shell out the money to keep him going into 2012, but the Bills were quick to ink him to a solid contract. Anderson only played 5 games in 2012 where he had just one sack.
It will be interesting to see how this shakes up the free agent market; especially with DE John Abraham still floating around. As injuries occur in training camp and preseason, I'm sure teams won't hesitate to reach out to Mark. Some teams such as Chicago and New England may have interest in bringing the veteran back to add an older, leadership presence to the teams' front 7.
Fantasy Impact: Anderson could add a buff to any NFL pass-rush. If he's plugged into the right system, I'd expect him to record eight sacks in 2013.
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The Buffalo Bills have announced that they’ve released defensive end Mark Anderson after signing him to a nice four-year $19.5 million free agent contract in 2012.
Anderson was signed just last offseason to a four-year contract as a free agent shortly after the team had inked Mario Williams to a blockbuster deal in March prior to the 2012 season. The pair were expected to provide...
The Buffalo Bills have parted ways with defensive lineman Mark Anderson just one year after he signed a four-year deal with the team.
Touted as a high-profile signing after a 10-sack performance with New England in 2011, Anderson signed a 4-year, $21 million contract with Buffalo in 2012.
But he battled injuries for the Bills during his lone season, which led to his release. He...
The Buffalo Bills have cut former Patriot Mark Anderson, just one year after signing the defensive end to a four year, $19.5 million contract.
Anderson was expected to team up with fellow free agent DE Mario Williams to form a fearsome pass rushing duo in Buffalo, but was a disappointment in his only season with the team. He appeared in just five games before undergoing season ending...
The Buffalo Bills announced the release DE Mark Anderson on Tuesday.
Anderson will count $1.6 million against the team’s 2013 cap and another $3 million in 2014, according to Brian McIntyre.
Anderson, 30, signed a four-year deal worth $19.5 million, which also included $8 million guaranteed with the Bills back in 2012.
He was coming off of a great season for the Patriots...
ProFootballTalk.com has reported that the Buffalo Bills have parted ways with defensive end Mark Anderson following a dismal season that saw him sit out most of the season with a knee injury.
Anderson was originally brought in with Mario Williams to bring a new level of pass rush to the Bills front line. While Williams season suffered from an injury itself he was able to manage 10...
One year after signing him to a four-year, $21 million contract, the Buffalo Bills decided to cut defensive end Mark Anderson.
Anderson played in just five games with the Bills in 2012, suffering a season-ending knee injury in a Week 5 loss to the 49ers. He registered just 12 tackles and one sack in his lone season in Buffalo.
The 30-year-old pass rusher made a name for himself during...
The Buffalo Bills open up training camp at St. John Fisher College in four days.
When they do, it will be without one of there free agent signings from 2012 as the team has released veteran defensive end Mark Anderson.
Anderson signed a four year, $20-million contract with Buffalo in March of 2012, and played just five games in his first season before being shut down due to injury...
First reported by Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com, the Bills have released defensive end Mark Anderson.
Anderson joined the Bills via free agency in 2012 shortly after the Bills signed Mario Williams to a $100-million contract. The former New England Patriot was coming off a 10 sack season, so expectations were high for Anderson in Buffalo. Unfortunately, Anderson only played in...
Following a 10-sack season in 2011, Mark Anderson was handsomely rewarded with a four-year, $21 million contract, courtesy of the Buffalo Bills. After a disappointing 2012 campaign, in which he recorded 12 tackles, one sack and suffered a season-ending knee injury in a week five loss to the 49ers, Anderson is back on the market. After surrendering 435 points last season, the most...
The Buffalo Bills made a big roster move prior to the start of training camp, releasing veteran defensive end Mark Anderson after just one season with the team.
Anderson, 30, played in just five games with the Bills last season, making one sack, before a knee injury caused him to miss the rest of the year. He revealed toward the end of the season that the injury was a torn lateral...
BY NICK ST. DENISThe Buffalo Bills announced the release of defensive end Mark Anderson Tuesday, 16 months after signing the former New England Patriot to a four-year deal worth more than $20 million.Anderson's first and only season with Buffalo was underwhelming due to injury issues that limited him to six games. He didn't do much in those six games.Now, as Chris Brown of...