Former New England Patriots defensive end Mark Anderson is now playing for division rival the Buffalo Bills. Less than one week after signing defensive end Mario Williams the team proved they were serious about improving their defense by signing Anderson to a four-year deal.
According to reports Anderson’s new deal will net him $27.5 million over four years including $8 million in guarantees. Anderson will receive $10.5 million in the first two years of play.
Last season the 28-year-old defensive end racked up 10 sacks for the Patriots while his career now includes 35½ sacks.
After completing the 2011 season Anderson went on a tour of interested teams which led to speculation that he would jump ship if the right offer was made and apparently that offer was with the Bills.
The contract agreement also includes the announcement that Bryan Scott was resigned by the team. Scott is a nine-year veteran (5 years with the Bills) who plays in both the safety and linebacker roles. Last season Scott pulled down two interceptions, one sack and he recovered a fumble for a touchdown over a 16-game span. Scott started in 6 games.
In the meantime Anderson’s departure could be good news for New England’s other 10-sack performer Andre Carter who has yet to be signed to a new contract.
Do you believe that Mark Anderson will bring some much needed depth to the Buffalo Bills defense?