Bills keep adding to D-Line, sign Pats’ Anderson

Bills DE Mark Anderson

The Buffalo Bills were apparently not satisfied with the addition of Mario Williams to their defensive line and have added New England Patriots defensive end Mark Anderson as well according to Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald.

Anderson had 10 sacks last year in his only season in New England.  He played right defensive end for the Pats, sharing time with fellow DE Andre Carter who also recorded 10 sacks.  Anderson added a sack and a half and 5 tackles in the Super Bowl against the Giants.  The 28 year old spent the first 4 1/2 years of his career with the Chicago Bears after they drafted him in the 5th round of the 2006 draft.  Anderson was released by Chicago during the 2010 season and was signed by the Houston Texans where he played opposite new Bills DE Mario Williams.  Anderson has 35 career sacks along with 163 tackles in his 6 year career.

Anderson will likely recreate his 2011 tandem in New England with Shawne Merriman as a pass rushing duo on the right side of the line opposite Williams on the left.  It is unclear where 10 year vet Chris Kelsay fits in but I wouldn’t expect him to be cut.  The Bills also have 2010 3rd round pick Alex Carrington who, at around 300 lbs., will likely play a role similar to that of Chris Canty on the Giants D-Line.

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30 year old sports enthusiast and aspiring writer from Boston.

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