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  Bills | Derek Anderson hangs up his cleats    Thu May 9, 07:49 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Derek Anderson informed the team Thursday, May 9, he has retired from the NFL.

Footballguys view: Tyree Jackson is all but assured of making the team now. The highly athletic but raw passer maps well to Josh Allen in style and strengths and already has a connection with him after he stayed at Allen's place in the spring. Jackson played for Buffalo and is a local college football hero, which only helps.

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  Bills | Week 17 Buffalo Bills inactives    Sun Dec 30, 11:38 AM

The Buffalo Bills have declared DE Eddie Yarbrough, RB Keith Ford, OG Vladimir Ducasse, CB Ryan Lewis, WR Deonte Thompson, QB Derek Anderson and LB Julian Stanford inactive for Week 17.

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Derek Anderson player page
Deonte Thompson player page
Julian Stanford player page
Eddie Yarbrough player page


  Bills | Buffalo's Week 15 injury report    Fri Dec 14, 03:53 PM

Buffalo Bills CB Ryan Lewis (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 14, and has been ruled out for Week 15. PK Stephen Hauschka (hip) and TE Logan Thomas (hamstring) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. QB Derek Anderson (concussion) and TE Jason Croom (groin) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Derek Anderson player page
Steve Hauschka player page
Logan Thomas player page


  Bills | Derek Anderson out of concussion protocol    Fri Dec 14, 01:00 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Derek Anderson (concussion) has cleared the concussion protocol and could serve as the team's No. 2 quarterback in Week 15 on Sunday, Dec. 16.

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Derek Anderson player page


  Bills | Thursday practice report for Bills    Thu Dec 13, 03:48 PM

Buffalo Bills CB Ryan Lewis (concussion) and PK Stephen Hauschka (hip) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 13. QB Derek Anderson (concussion) was limited during practice. TE Jason Croom (groin) and TE Logan Thomas (hamstring) fully participated in practice.

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Derek Anderson player page
Steve Hauschka player page
Logan Thomas player page


  Bills | Buffalo's Wednesday injury report    Wed Dec 12, 03:20 PM

Buffalo Bills PK Stephen Hauschka (hip) and CB Ryan Lewis (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 12. QB Derek Anderson (concussion) was limited. TE Jason Croom (groin) participated fully.

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Derek Anderson player page
Steve Hauschka player page


  Bills | Two in concussion protocol    Mon Dec 10, 05:12 PM

Buffalo Bills CB Ryan Lewis (concussion) is going through the concussion protocol after suffering the injury in the Week 14 game. QB Derek Anderson (concussion) remains in the protocol.

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Derek Anderson player page


  Bills | Week 14 injury report for Bills    Fri Dec 7, 02:05 PM

Buffalo Bills CB Taron Johnson (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 7, and has been ruled out for Week 14. QB Derek Anderson (concussion) was limited during practice but has been ruled out. TE Jason Croom (groin) did not practice and is listed as doubtful. WR Isaiah McKenzie (toe) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. OG John Miller (oblique) fully participated in practice and is not on the injury report.

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Derek Anderson player page
Isaiah McKenzie player page
Taron Johnson player page


  Bills | Buffalo's Thursday practice report    Thu Dec 6, 03:01 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Jason Croom (groin) and CB Taron Johnson (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 6. QB Derek Anderson (concussion) and WR Isaiah McKenzie (toe) were limited during practice. OG John Miller (oblique) fully participated in practice.

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Derek Anderson player page
Isaiah McKenzie player page
Taron Johnson player page


  Bills | Wednesday injury report for Bills    Wed Dec 5, 03:31 PM

Buffalo Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander (rest), TE Jason Croom (groin), CB Taron Johnson (shoulder) and DT Kyle Williams (rest) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 5. QB Derek Anderson (concussion) and OG John Miller (oblique) were limited.

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Derek Anderson player page
Lorenzo Alexander player page
Kyle Williams player page
Taron Johnson player page


  Bills | Buffalo's Week 13 injury report    Fri Nov 30, 02:27 PM

Buffalo Bills OG John Miller (oblique) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and has been ruled out for Week 13. QB Derek Anderson (concussion) was limited during practice but has been ruled out. TE Charles Clay (hamstring) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. CB Taron Johnson (shoulder) was limited during practice but is not on the injury report. CB Lafayette Pitts (concussion) fully participated in practice and is not on the injury report.

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Derek Anderson player page
Charles Clay player page
Taron Johnson player page


  Bills | Buffalo's Thursday practice report    Thu Nov 29, 06:05 PM

Buffalo Bills OG John Miller (oblique) and TE Logan Thomas (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 29. QB Derek Anderson (concussion), TE Charles Clay (hamstring), CB Taron Johnson (shoulder) and CB Lafayette Pitts (concussion) were limited during practice.

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Derek Anderson player page
Charles Clay player page
Logan Thomas player page
Taron Johnson player page


  Bills | Buffalo's Wednesday practice report    Wed Nov 28, 04:13 PM

Buffalo Bills OG John Miller (oblique), CB Lafayette Pitts (concussion), LB Lorenzo Alexander (rest) and DT Kyle Williams (rest) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 28. QB Derek Anderson (concussion), TE Charles Clay (hamstring) and CB Taron Johnson (shoulder) were limited.

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Derek Anderson player page
Lorenzo Alexander player page
Kyle Williams player page
Charles Clay player page
Taron Johnson player page


  Bills | Week 12 Buffalo Bills inactives    Sun Nov 25, 11:35 AM

The Buffalo Bills have declared TE Charles Clay, OL Ike Boettger, WR Ray-Ray McCloud, OT Conor McDermott, OG Vladimir Ducasse, CB Ryan Lewis and QB Derek Anderson inactive for Week 12.

Footballguys view: Josh Allen is back at quarterback this week.

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Derek Anderson player page
Charles Clay player page


  Bills | Week 12 injury report for Buffalo    Fri Nov 23, 02:24 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Derek Anderson (concussion) was limited in practice all week but has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. TE Charles Clay (hamstring) has yet to practice all week and is listed as doubtful. C Russell Bodine (shoulder), CB Taron Johnson (shoulder), DE Shaq Lawson (elbow) and DE Trent Murphy (knee) were limited in practice Friday, Nov. 23, and are listed as questionable. QB Josh Allen (elbow), RB Chris Ivory (shoulder) and LB Matt Milano (concussion) participated fully in practice Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

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Derek Anderson player page
Chris Ivory player page
Charles Clay player page
Trent Murphy player page
Shaq Lawson player page
Matt Milano player page
Josh Allen player page
Taron Johnson player page


  Bills | Buffalo's Thursday practice report    Thu Nov 22, 05:47 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay (hamstring) and DE Shaq Lawson (elbow) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 22. QB Derek Anderson (concussion), C Russell Bodine (shoulder), CB Taron Johnson (shoulder) and DE Trent Murphy (knee) were limited during practice. RB Chris Ivory (shoulder) and LB Matt Milano (concussion) fully participated in practice.

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Derek Anderson player page
Chris Ivory player page
Charles Clay player page
Trent Murphy player page
Shaq Lawson player page
Matt Milano player page
Taron Johnson player page


  Bills | Wednesday's practice report for Buffalo    Wed Nov 21, 04:39 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay (hamstring) and DE Shaq Lawson (elbow) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 21. QB Derek Anderson (concussion), C Russell Bodine (shoulder), CB Taron Johnson (shoulder) and DE Trent Murphy (knee) were listed as limited participants. QB Josh Allen (elbow), RB Chris Ivory (shoulder) and LB Matt Milano (concussion) were able to practice in full.

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Derek Anderson player page
Chris Ivory player page
Charles Clay player page
Trent Murphy player page
Shaq Lawson player page
Matt Milano player page
Josh Allen player page
Taron Johnson player page


  Bills | Two players still in protocol    Mon Nov 19, 06:29 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Derek Anderson (concussion) and LB Matt Milano (concussion) are still going through the concussion protocol. Anderson did not practice Monday, Nov. 19, while Milano was a limited participant.

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Derek Anderson player page
Matt Milano player page


  Bills | Derek Anderson still not cleared    Mon Nov 12, 08:36 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Derek Anderson (concussion) is still going through the concussion protocol.

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Derek Anderson player page


  Bills | Week 10 Buffalo Bills inactives    Sun Nov 11, 11:39 AM

The Buffalo Bills have declared OL Ike Boettger, TE Charles Clay, RB Chris Ivory, OT Conor McDermott, LB Trent Murphy, QB Derek Anderson and QB Josh Allen inactive for Week 10.

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Derek Anderson player page
Chris Ivory player page
Charles Clay player page
Trent Murphy player page
Josh Allen player page


  Bills | Week 10 injury report for Bills    Fri Nov 9, 02:23 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Derek Anderson (concussion), TE Charles Clay (hamstring) and DE Trent Murphy (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 9, and have been ruled out for Week 10. LB Tremaine Edmunds (concussion) and RB Chris Ivory (shoulder) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. WR Andre Holmes (neck) fully participated in practice but is listed as questionable.

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Derek Anderson player page
Chris Ivory player page
Charles Clay player page
Andre Holmes player page
Trent Murphy player page
Tremaine Edmunds player page


  Bills | Derek Anderson out    Fri Nov 9, 10:32 AM

Buffalo Bills QB Derek Anderson (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 10.

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  Bills | Buffalo's Thursday practice report    Thu Nov 8, 02:46 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Derek Anderson (concussion) and DE Trent Murphy (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 8. LB Tremaine Edmunds (concussion) and LB Chris Ivory (shoulder) were limited during practice. WR Andre Holmes (neck) fully participated in practice.

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Derek Anderson player page
Chris Ivory player page
Andre Holmes player page
Trent Murphy player page
Tremaine Edmunds player page


  Bills | Derek Anderson working with trainers    Thu Nov 8, 12:34 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Derek Anderson (concussion) was working off to the side with team trainers during practice Thursday, Nov. 8.

Footballguys view: Josh Allen might be closer to playing than Anderson this week. The Jets defense is probably a better play if Allen is in, but Anderson has also been generous when facing deficits.

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Derek Anderson player page


  Bills | Buffalo's Wednesday practice report    Wed Nov 7, 04:07 PM

Buffalo Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander (rest), QB Derek Anderson (concussion), RB Chris Ivory (shoulder), DE Trent Murphy (knee) and DT Kyle Williams (rest) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 7. LB Tremaine Edmunds (concussion) and WR Andre Holmes (neck) were limited.

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Derek Anderson player page
Lorenzo Alexander player page
Kyle Williams player page
Chris Ivory player page
Andre Holmes player page
Trent Murphy player page
Tremaine Edmunds player page


  Bills | Derek Anderson set to start?    Mon Nov 5, 04:48 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Derek Anderson (concussion) will start in Week 10 if he clears the concussion protocol and if QB Josh Allen (elbow) is not ready to start.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. Nathan Peterman does little to help the team win, and in fact his interceptions are becoming commonplace. We think Anderson starts (so long as he is healthy) until Allen is back.

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Derek Anderson player page
Josh Allen player page


  Bills | Week 9 Buffalo Bills inactives    Sun Nov 4, 11:40 AM

The Buffalo Bills have declared WR Cam Phillips, OL Ike Boettger, OT Conor McDermott, LB Tremaine Edmunds, LB Trent Murphy, QB Derek Anderson and QB Josh Allen inactive for Week 9.

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Derek Anderson player page
Trent Murphy player page
Josh Allen player page
Tremaine Edmunds player page


  Bills | Derek Anderson still in concussion protocol    Sat Nov 3, 08:11 AM

Buffalo Bills QB Derek Anderson (concussion) remains in concussion protocol, according to head coach Sean McDermott. He has not been able to practice all week and is listed as questionable for Week 9's game against the Chicago Bears.

Footballguys view: With Anderson unlikely to play, we should see Matt Barkley as the primary backup for the Bills in Week 9. Nathan Peterman is going to start this week.

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Derek Anderson player page


  Bills | Week 9 injury report for Bills    Fri Nov 2, 04:51 PM

Buffalo Bills DE Trent Murphy (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 2, and has been ruled out for Week 9. QB Josh Allen (elbow) was limited during practice but has been ruled out. QB Derek Anderson (concussion) and LB Tremaine Edmunds (concussion) did not practice and are listed as questionable.

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Derek Anderson player page
Trent Murphy player page
Josh Allen player page
Tremaine Edmunds player page


  Bills | Buffalo's Thursday practice report    Thu Nov 1, 02:42 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (elbow), QB Derek Anderson (concussion), LB Tremaine Edmunds (concussion) and DE Trent Murphy (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 1. LB Lorenzo Alexander (rest) and DT Kyle Williams (rest) were limited.

Footballguys view: Edmunds might not get cleared from concussion protocol with a short week of rest after playing on Monday night. If he's out, Jordan Howard would have a better matchup.

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Derek Anderson player page
Lorenzo Alexander player page
Kyle Williams player page
Trent Murphy player page
Josh Allen player page
Tremaine Edmunds player page


  Bills | Buffalo's Wednesday injury report    Wed Oct 31, 02:52 PM

Buffalo Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander (rest), QB Josh Allen (elbow), QB Derek Anderson (concussion), LB Tremaine Edmunds (concussion), RB Taiwan Jones (neck), DE Trent Murphy (knee) and DT Kyle Williams (rest) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

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Derek Anderson player page
Lorenzo Alexander player page
Kyle Williams player page
Taiwan Jones player page
Trent Murphy player page
Josh Allen player page
Tremaine Edmunds player page


  Bills | Matt Barkley to visit Buffalo    Tue Oct 30, 06:37 PM

Free-agent QB Matt Barkley (Bengals) has a visit scheduled with the Buffalo Bills Wednesday, Oct. 30. If he signs he could serve as the Bills' backup quarterback this week with injuries to QBs Josh Allen (elbow) and Derek Anderson (concussion).

Footballguys view: The Bills need to do something with both Allen and Anderson banged up. If they feel Anderson won't be able to get through the concussion protocol this week, then we could see them add Barkley.

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Derek Anderson player page
Matt Barkley player page
Josh Allen player page


  Bills | Nathan Peterman likely to start    Tue Oct 30, 04:12 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Nathan Peterman is expected to start this week with QB Derek Anderson (concussion) dealing with a concussion, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Get ready for more interceptions. Fantasy GMs can feel confident about starting the Bears defense in Week 9 with Peterman starting.

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Derek Anderson player page
Nathan Peterman player page


  Bills | Derek Anderson leaves for locker room    Mon Oct 29, 11:27 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Derek Anderson (arm) suffered an apparent right arm injury in the fourth quarter of the Week 8 game against the New England Patriots. He completed 22-of-39 passes for 290 yards, no touchdowns and one interception returning for touchdown before departing.

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  Bills | Week 8 injury report for Bills    Sat Oct 27, 02:05 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (elbow), RB Taiwan Jones (neck) and DE Trent Murphy (knee) did not participate in practice Saturday, Oct. 27, and have been ruled out for Week 8. QB Derek Anderson (back, calf) and OT Jordan Mills (knee) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Derek Anderson player page
Taiwan Jones player page
Trent Murphy player page
Josh Allen player page


  Bills | Friday's practice report for Buffalo    Fri Oct 26, 02:25 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (elbow), RB Taiwan Jones (neck) and DE Trent Murphy (knee) did not practice Friday, Oct. 26. QB Derek Anderson (back, calf), RB Chris Ivory (hamstring), RB LeSean McCoy (concussion) and OT Jordan Mills (knee) were limited. LB Lorenzo Alexander (rest) and DT Kyle Williams (rest) were not given an official practice designation Friday after not participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 25.

Footballguys view: McCoy isn't clear yet for Monday night, but he has an extra day to get out of concussion protocol. He's still a very limited upside flex against the Patriots even if he is active.

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Derek Anderson player page
Lorenzo Alexander player page
Kyle Williams player page
LeSean McCoy player page
Chris Ivory player page
Taiwan Jones player page
Trent Murphy player page
Josh Allen player page


  Bills | Buffalo's Thursday injury report     Thu Oct 25, 03:00 PM

Buffalo Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander (rest), QB Josh Allen (elbow), RB Taiwan Jones (neck), DE Trent Murphy (knee) and DT Kyle Williams (rest) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 25. QB Derek Anderson (back, calf) and RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) were limited.

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Derek Anderson player page
Lorenzo Alexander player page
Kyle Williams player page
Chris Ivory player page
Taiwan Jones player page
Trent Murphy player page
Josh Allen player page


  Bills | Derek Anderson starting again    Mon Oct 22, 04:58 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Derek Anderson will make his second consecutive start in Week 8 as QB Josh Allen (elbow) remains sidelined, according to head coach Sean McDermott.

Footballguys view: Anderson didn't do much as the starter in Week 7 but the other choice is Nathan Peterman...so here we go again with Anderson as the starter. Fantasy GMs have much better options at the quarterback position.

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Derek Anderson player page
Josh Allen player page


  Bills | Derek Anderson struggles in Week 7    Sun Oct 21, 04:03 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Derek Anderson went 20-for-31 for 175 yards and three interceptions against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7.

Footballguys view: Keep starting the defense against the Bills no matter who is at quarterback for Buffalo.

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Derek Anderson player page


  Bills | Derek Anderson to start    Wed Oct 17, 11:43 AM

Buffalo Bills QB Derek Anderson will start in place of QB Josh Allen (elbow) in Week 7.

Footballguys view: Allen is going to be out for some time. He's considered week-to-week with this elbow injury. The Bills can't go back to Nathan Peterman based on his poor play pretty much anytime he's stepped onto the field in the pros. Anderson is a seasoned veteran but not an exciting option for Fantasy GMs.

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Derek Anderson player page


  Bills | Derek Anderson could start    Tue Oct 16, 09:23 AM

Updating an earlier report, Buffalo Bills QB Derek Anderson could end up starting for the team in Week 7.

Footballguys view: It's not a shocking development, especially given the way Nathan Peterman has played. There's a feeling within the organization that head coach Sean McDermott could lose the locker room if he went back to Peterman as the starting QB.

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Derek Anderson player page
Nathan Peterman player page


  Bills | Derek Anderson to mentor Josh Allen    Sun Oct 14, 10:02 AM

Buffalo Bills QB Derek Anderson is expected to serve as the team's No. 3 quarterback for Week 6's game against the Houston Texans and is not expected to play at all, barring injury. His primary job will be to tutor starting QB Josh Allen, whom the team wants to receive as many snaps as possible.

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Derek Anderson player page
Josh Allen player page


  Bills | Nathan Peterman remains No. 2 for now    Sat Oct 13, 03:56 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Nathan Peterman will remain as the primary backup to QB Josh Allen for now despite the signing of veteran QB Derek Anderson, who has only been with the team a couple of days.

Footballguys view: Peterman is the primary backup for now. Anderson is the seasoned veteran and could be trusted as the main backup to Allen in the near future.

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Derek Anderson player page
Nathan Peterman player page


  Bills | Nathan Peterman remains QB2    Thu Oct 11, 02:39 AM

Buffalo Bills QB Nathan Peterman is still the team's No. 2 quarterback despite the signing of QB Derek Anderson, according to head coach Sean McDermott.

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Derek Anderson player page
Nathan Peterman player page


  Bills | Derek Anderson signs with Buffalo    Tue Oct 9, 12:11 PM

Free-agent QB Derek Anderson (Panthers) signed an undisclosed deal with the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Footballguys view: This move makes sense with Anderson's history of playing backup with the Carolina Panthers...where Bills head coach Sean McDermott used to be defensive coordinator. Anderson was added to serve as a veteran backup presence behind young quarterbacks Josh Allen and Nathan Peterman.

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Derek Anderson player page


  Bills | Buffalo meets with Derek Anderson    Mon Oct 8, 05:15 PM

Free-agent QB Derek Anderson (Panthers) is meeting with the Buffalo Bills Monday, Oct. 8, but head coach Sean McDermott said no deal is final at this time.

Footballguys view: McDermott was with the Panthers when Anderson was there as a backup to Cam Newton. They've been kicking the tires on a couple of available quarterbacks (Paxton Lynch, etc) but have not yet signed someone off the street.

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Derek Anderson player page


  Bills | Derek Anderson close to being signed    Sun Oct 7, 10:52 AM

The Buffalo Bills are expected to sign free-agent QB Derek Anderson (Panthers) to serve as a backup and mentor to QB Josh Allen, according to multiple sources.

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Derek Anderson player page
Josh Allen player page


  Panthers | Derek Anderson will not return    Thu May 31, 05:39 PM

Free-agent QB Derek Anderson (Panthers) will not be an option for the backup quarterback job this season, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Footballguys view: That should just about do it for Anderson, who has never really been more than a backup quarterback. So if there's no backup job for him, there's probably no job at all.

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Derek Anderson player page


  Panthers | Derek Anderson still an option    Thu May 10, 03:38 PM

Free-agent QB Derek Anderson (Panthers) is still talking with the Carolina Panthers, but he may be too expensive for the team.

Footballguys view: Cam Newton has been pretty healthy, so the role of understudy for him isn't critical. Given that they are otherwise ready to role with a group consisting of Taylor Heinicke, Garrett Gilbert and rookie Kyle Allen, we don't think they are worried about the backup spot.

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Derek Anderson player page


  Panthers | Derek Anderson back to Carolina?    Tue Apr 24, 02:34 PM

Free-agent QB Derek Anderson (Panthers) has been in contact with the Carolina Panthers about re-signing.

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