Mark Anderson’s Release from Buffalo Bills Not as Much of a Shock as It Seems

July 23, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Former Buffalo Bills defensive end Mark Anderson learned pretty quickly that yesterday's treasure can easily become today's trash.
That lesson was conveyed when the team announced on its website that it had released the defensive end on Tuesday afternoon.
Cutting the pass-rusher in the second year of a four-year deal worth $19.5 million comes as a shock.
When taken in context, though, it's not as much of a surprise. The Bills signed Anderson with hopes that he would provide some of the pass rush he had given to the division rival Patriots the year before (10 sacks in 2011, 2.5 sacks in the 2011 playoffs).
Instead, their pass-rushing stud turned into a dud. Anderson logged just one sack in 2012, slowed by a nagging knee injury that limited him to five games.
The knee may have had something to do with it, but the new defensive scheme may have contributed to the decision as well. With new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine at the helm, the team is expected to...

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