Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 7/23/13
Mark Anderson is back on the open market just a year after leveraging a strong double-digit season with the New England Patriots into a four-year, $19.5 million contract (with $8 million guaranteed) with the Buffalo Bills. [RELATED: New England Patriots No Longer AFC East Favorite?] Tuesday’s announcement comes as a slight surprise considering the club had such high hopes for the former 2006 fifth round pick (No. 159 overall) out of Alabama opposite Mario Williams. Photo Credit: BuffaloBills.com Despite racking up just 12 tackles and 1.0 sack through five games in 2012—due to a nagging knee injury which required multiple surgeries—Anderson was still expected to get another shot under the new regime. But the Bills apparently preferred to take a $500,000 hit in 2013 and wipe their hands clean now.  Bleacher Report AFC East Lead Writer Erik Frenz notes that “the new defensive scheme may have contributed to the decision.”   New defensive coordinator Mike Pettine has run the 3-4 scheme d...
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