Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Buffalo Bills sign DE Mark Anderson

by Steve

the Buffalo Bills had a difficult time getting pressure on the quarterback? Not any more. The Buffalo Bills today signed former New England Patriots defensive end Mark Anderson to a contract worth 4 years $27.5 million with $8 million guaranteed.

I guess Mario Williams wasn't enough. Jeez, Buddy Nix and co. see a weakness and they don't just address it they blow the need off the map. Is this the same Buffalo Bills franchise that has been irrelevant the last 12 seasons?

Soon to be 29 year old Anderson is a former 5th round pick of the Bears in 2006 out of Alabama. He's played for three different teams including 2011 with the New England Patriots where he had 10 sacks. His only other double digit sack season came in his rookie year where he had 12.

Maybe my mind is a bit foggy because New England's defense was so bad but how good is this guy? I don't recall him being much of a game changer. He did have 1.5 sacks in the Super Bowl however. And the Patriots did want to resign him, but I guess he wasn't willing to take the Belechick/Brady discount.

At least we can permanently scratch defensive end off the need list for at least the next 2-3 seasons. (FWIW Walterfootball had Williams and Anderson as the 1st and 10th best DEs available in free agency).

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