Originally written on AFC East Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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 BuffaloBills.com notes, the battle for the top edge rusher job opposite Mario Williams -- which is of the DE/OLB hybrid variety in new coordinator Mike Pettine's system -- is down to a pair of new Bills in free agent pickups Manny Lawson and Jerry Hughes. Add newcomer defensive end Jamie Blatnick to the mix.Lawson, who spent the last two years with the Cincinnati Bengals after a five-year stint with the San Francisco 49ers, has tallied 18 sacks, seven forced fumbles, 331 tackles and 19 passes defensed in seven years. Nine of his sacks came during his final year in San Francisco.“I’m a defensive end in a linebacker...
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