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  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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  Panthers | Carolina's Week 17 inactives    Sun Jan 1, 11:53 AM

The Carolina Panthers have declared RB Cameron Artis-Payne, DL Charles X. Johnson, OG Dan France, QB Derek Anderson, SS Jeremy Cash, LB Luke Kuechly, DL Paul Soliai inactive for Week 17.

Footballguys view: Jonathan Stewart seemed iffy for this game, but he is going to get the start at Tampa.

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  Panthers | Joe Webb to back up Cam Newton    Sun Jan 1, 10:51 AM

Carolina Panthers QB Joe Webb will serve as the team's No. 2 quarterback for Week 17's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to head coach Ron Rivera. QB Derek Anderson (illness) did not practice at all during the week and has already been ruled out.

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  Panthers | Friday injury report for Carolina    Fri Dec 30, 07:09 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Derek Anderson (illness) DE Charles X. Johnson (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 30, and have been ruled out for Week 17. DE Mario Addison (foot) fully participated in practice and is not on the injury report.

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  Panthers | Thursday practice report for Carolina     Thu Dec 29, 08:24 PM

Carolina Panthers DE Charles X. Johnson (foot) and QB Derek Anderson (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 29. DE Mario Addison (foot) and PK Graham Gano (ankle) were full participants.

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  Panthers | Three Panthers sit    Wed Dec 28, 12:11 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (knee), DE Charles X. Johnson (hamstring) and QB Derek Anderson (undisclosed) are out of practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

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  Panthers | Derek Anderson makes surprise start    Sun Dec 4, 08:37 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Derek Anderson made the start in Week 13 against the Seattle Seahawks with starting QB Cam Newton held out on the first drive due to disciplinary issues.

Footballguys view: Anderson went out there and threw an interception to start the game. Newton was then inserted back into the lineup.

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  Panthers | Derek Anderson mistake-prone in loss    Tue Oct 11, 12:43 AM

Carolina Panthers QB Derek Anderson completed 18 of his 28 pass attempts for 278 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 5 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was filling in for the injured QB Cam Newton (concussion).

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  Panthers | Cam Newton suffered concussion    Sun Oct 2, 06:59 PM

Updating a previous report, the Carolina Panthers confirmed QB Cam Newton (concussion) suffered a concussion in the Week 4 game against the Atlanta Falcons. QB Derek Anderson finished the game in his absence.

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  Panthers | Derek Anderson extended    Wed Sep 2, 01:03 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Derek Anderson signed a two-year extension Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Footballguys view: Anderson gets a reward here to stay with the Panthers as their backup behind Cam Newton. He's a good reserve quarterback with a rocket arm and plenty of starting experience.

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  Panthers | Friday practice report for wild-card playoff    Fri Jan 2, 02:51 PM

Carolina Panthers LB A.J. Klein (ankle) fully practiced Friday, Jan. 2, and is questionable for the team's wild-card playoff. QB Derek Anderson (illness) and OG Fernando Velasco (non-injury) both fully practiced and are probable. S Thomas DeCoud (hamstring) did not practice and is doubtful.

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  Panthers | Thursday practice report    Thu Jan 1, 06:29 PM

Carolina Panthers S Thomas DeCoud (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Jan. 1. QB Derek Anderson (illness), LB A.J. Klein (ankle) and OG Fernando Velasco (non-injury related) practiced fully.

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  Panthers | Wednesday practice report for Wild Card round    Wed Dec 31, 03:20 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Derek Anderson (illness) and OG Fernando Velasco (non-injury) both did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 31. S Thomas DeCoud (hamstring) was limited in practice. LB A.J. Klein (ankle) fully practiced.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton on track to start?    Thu Dec 18, 01:17 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (back) had an increased set of repetitions in practice Thursday, Dec. 18, and it looks like he's on track to play in Week 16 against the Cleveland Browns. Head coach Ron Rivera has yet to name Newton the starter, though, but he showed no signs of pain for the second straight day. Newton has been showing good velocity on his throws and hasn't had restrictions with his movement. QB Derek Anderson took second-team reps Thursday.

Footballguys view: We're still concerned about Newton for this weekend, and have him as a middle-of-the-road QB2. The injury, the lack of weapons and even the Cleveland defense give us some concern--added together Newton won't be his usual QB1 self.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton back at practice    Wed Dec 17, 01:12 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (back) returned to practice Wednesday, Dec. 17, and he worked with the second-team offense in the portion of practice open to the media. QB Derek Anderson worked with the first-team. Newton's status for Week 16 against the Cleveland Browns is uncertain right now, but he looked to be moving and throwing well Wednesday. He also ran and make some juke moves without difficulty.

Footballguys view: It looks like Newton could be back in action this week. Head coach Ron Rivera said he had hoped to make a decision on the starting QB early in the week.

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  Panthers | Derek Anderson leans on Greg Olsen    Tue Dec 16, 06:39 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Derek Anderson had 15 passes of 10 or more yards in Week 15 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and six of Anderson's passes of 10 or more yards went to TE Greg Olsen, who had 10 catches for 110 yards in the game. Anderson tends to lean more on Olsen as he holds the ball longer in the pocket and goes through his progressions. Olsen had eight catches for 83 yards in Week 1 when Anderson started.

Footballguys view: Hey, we give it up to Anderson for his performances while Cam Newton has been out. When Anderson starts, he forces the ball to both Olsen and Kelvin Benjamin...and that's not a bad thing.

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  Panthers | Derek Anderson to start in Week 15    Wed Dec 10, 01:59 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Derek Anderson will get the start in the team's Week 15 game, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. Newton's car wreck may knock him out for the rest of the season. Anderson has a rocket arm, but he does struggle with accuracy sometimes. We're expecting the game plan to include a lot of handing off. When Anderson does throw, expect him to lock onto TE Greg Olsen and WR Kelvin Benjamin.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton to miss practice    Wed Dec 10, 01:19 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (back) will not be at the team's facilities Wednesday, Dec. 10, after being discharged from the hospital. It is unknown how long it will be until he's ready to return to action. 'That will be determined really on a day-to-day basis and we'll see how fast the soreness goes away,' team spokesman Charlie Dayton said. 'He'll start the recuperation process today.' QB Derek Anderson was taking first-team repetitions in practice Wednesday.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton may miss several weeks    Sun Sep 7, 12:52 PM

The Carolina Panthers fear that QB Cam Newton (ribs) could miss three to four weeks because of if he takes a hit on his injured ribs. Newton can change the team's mind if he can show he can protect his ribs while playing. At this point, the team plans to start QB Derek Anderson Week 1.

Footballguys view: Newton shouldn't be in your lineup. Even if he plays, his role in the running game will clearly be limited.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton hopes to play    Thu Sep 4, 02:57 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ribs) said he expects to play Week 1 but will allow the coaches and trainers to determine his availability. Newton was able to do some throwing during practice Thursday, Sept. 4, and said it does not hurt when he throws.

Footballguys view: The ribs have us concerned because even if he plays, he could aggravate them and leave the game. With a questionable passing offense and the rib issue, against what could be a tough defense, we are seeing him as a high-end QB2.

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  Panthers | Derek Anderson out    Thu Aug 28, 08:40 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Derek Anderson (hand) left the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28, with a hand injury and will not return.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton expects to play    Thu Aug 28, 12:47 AM

Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ribs) said Wednesday, Aug. 27, that he will be ready for the regular season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers despite fracturing his ribs last week. 'There's no doubt in my mind,' Newton said.

Footballguys view: The ribs will be a long term concern as they are the sort of thing which can linger and cause issues down the road. However, we're happy to see that he will be ready to go Week 1. We have him as a borderline QB1 because of the issues at wide receiver, but his ability to run with the ball and overall skills make him a guy who will be able to overcome his surroundings and put fantasy points on the board.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton inactive    Fri Aug 8, 07:46 PM

Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) was inactive for the preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills Friday, Aug. 8, as expected. QB Derek Anderson started in Newton's absence.

Footballguys view: This is the best move for the Panthers. Newton is still nursing his ankle injury, and there's no need to risk further injury by playing in the first preseason game.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton will work with wide receivers    Thu Jul 10, 02:22 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton will work with his wide receivers before training camp gets underway to try to get on the same page after missing time due to an ankle issue. 'It's been more difficult because Cam's coming off an ankle injury and he had to get surgery, so we couldn't throw with him as much as we would like,' Panthers receiver Tiquan Underwood said.

Footballguys view: The more he can get together with these guys the better. He was working with rookie Kelvin Benjamin already, so bringing in the other guys is even better. Newton is an easy QB1 for any format, though the lack of receivers makes it tough to see him as challenging the likes of Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Andrew Luck or Peyton Manning.

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  Panthers | Derek Anderson re-signs    Thu Mar 13, 07:53 PM

The Carolina Panthers re-signed QB Derek Anderson to an undisclosed deal Thursday, March 13.

Footballguys view: Anderson continues to draw a paycheckas the primary backup behind Cam Newton. He won't see the field unless Newton is hurt.

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  Panthers | Two may be have to take one-year deals    Thu Feb 27, 07:28 PM

The Carolina Panthers consider re-signing impending free-agent QB Derek Anderson and TE Ben Hartsock as priorities this offseason, but both players likely will have to accept one-year deals.

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  Panthers | Twenty-one players will become unrestricted free agents    Tue Jan 14, 02:11 AM

The Carolina Panthers have 21 players who will become unrestricted free agents when the free-agency period begins in March. Players include WRs Domenik Hixon, Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn Jr., QBs Derek Anderson and Jimmy Clausen, TE Ben Hartsock, OL Jordan Gross, OL Geoff Hangartner, OL Travelle Wharton, OL Garry Williams, OL Bruce Campbell, DE Greg Hardy, DT Colin Cole, LBs Jordan Senn, Jason Williams and Dan Connor, S Quintin Mikell, S Michael Mitchell, CBs Captain Munnerlyn and Drayton Florence, and K Graham Gano.

Footballguys view: The Panthers are going to have to invest in their wide receiver corps one way or the other this offseason. The offensive line and secondary are also areas that could have lots of turnover before next season.

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  Panthers | Could bring in David Garrard    Sat Mar 9, 08:32 PM

The Carolina Panthers might show an interest in free-agent QB David Garrard (Dolphins). He has a history with offensive coordinator Mike Shula, and the team might have a need for a backup quarterback if QB Derek Anderson is not brought back.

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  Browns | Coach could show interest in Derek Anderson    Sun Mar 3, 01:47 PM

Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski could try to talk Carolina Panthers impending free-agent QB Derek Anderson into signing with the Browns to compete for the starting job but it could be difficult because of Anderson's history with Cleveland.

Footballguys view: Anderson would fit nicely in the Norv Turner system. However, they have a somewhat younger version of Anderson in last year's first-round pick Brandon Weeden.

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  Panthers | May be interested in having Derek Anderson back    Sun Mar 3, 01:44 PM

The Carolina Panthers may be interested in re-signing impending free-agent QB Derek Anderson because he performed well when QB Cam Newton missed some time this season.

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  Panthers | To reunite with Matt Moore?    Sun Feb 10, 09:54 PM

The Carolina Panthers might look to free-agent QB Matt Moore (Dolphins) for their backup job behind QB Cam Newton in 2013. Moore is reportedly well liked in Charlotte after previously playing three years for the Panthers. Impending free-agent QB Derek Anderson (Panthers) is not expected back, hinting he might reunite with Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski.

Footballguys view: We could see Moore added to the Panthers roster but he may look for an opportunity to compete for a starting job in free agency. Going back to Carolina would mean he's locked in behind Cam Newton.

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  Vikings | Looking for backup QB options    Mon Jan 21, 06:23 PM

The Minnesota Vikings will be looking for quarterbacks to compete with QB Joe Webb to the backup position for QB Christian Ponder this offseason. Free-agent QBs Derek Anderson (Panthers), Matt Moore (Dolphins), David Carr (Giants), Matt Leinart (Raiders), Byron Leftwich (Steelers), Bruce Gradkowski (Bengals), Jason Campbell (Bears) and Rex Grossman (Redskins) are options.

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  Browns | Derek Anderson interested?    Mon Jan 14, 10:01 AM

Carolina Panthers impending free-agent QB Derek Anderson said on his Facebook page he is interested in returning to the Cleveland Browns. 'Looks like it is time to make a return to a familiar place for some unfinished business,' Anderson said. 'I'd be honored to return to Cleveland to play football if the fans would have me.'

Footballguys view: Anderson was QB for the Browns from 2005-2009. He's been a backup with the Panthers for the last two seasons and would return to Cleveland as a backup behind Brandon Weeden.

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  Panthers | Derek Anderson having a solid camp    Tue Aug 7, 05:30 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Derek Anderson is having a solid training camp, and he is still ahead of Jimmy Clausen on the depth chart.

Footballguys view: Anderson has the stronger arm and is more experienced at the pro level. Clausen is on the roster bubble and may not make the team.

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  Panthers | Derek Anderson re-signed    Wed Mar 14, 04:45 PM

The Carolina Panthers have re-signed free-agent QB Derek Anderson to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Anderson knows OC Rod Chudzinski's offense from their days together in Cleveland. He'll serve as the backup behind Cam Newton, and his signing could signal the team could release QB Jimmy Clausen.

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  Panthers | Derek Anderson unlikely to return    Sun Feb 26, 02:08 PM

The Carolina Panthers are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent QB Derek Anderson this offseason because the team will be looking for a quarterback that has a similar skill set to QB Cam Newton.

Footballguys view: It's possible the team brings Anderson back for veteran depth if they can't find anyone via free agency. We think they could be interested in adding a guy like Dennis Dixon or Vince Young.

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  Panthers | Not naming No. 2 QB for Week 1    Fri Sep 9, 01:50 PM

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said the team will have two quarterbacks active for Week 1 but would not say if QB Derek Anderson or QB Jimmy Clausen will be the second quarterback.

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  Panthers | Jimmy Clausen No. 3 QB?     Fri Sep 2, 09:34 AM

Carolina Panthers QB Jimmy Clausen appears to have been surpassed on the depth chart by QB Derek Anderson. Anderson is likely the team's No. 2 quarterback at this point behind QB Cam Newton.

Footballguys view: Clausen flopped in his rookie year, but if John Beck succeeds in Washington this year, let it be a reminder that most QBs need a few years in the league before we can completely judge them.

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  Panthers | Kealoha Pilares makes his bid    Sun Aug 14, 12:54 AM

Carolina Panthers WR Kealoha Pilares had a 35-yard touchdown reception for QB Derek Anderson in the second half of the preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 13, against the New York Giants. The speedster rookie from Hawaii also saw tim on punt returns.

Footballguys view: Nothing beyond the #1 wide receiver is set on the Panthers depth chart right now, so Pilares has a great opportunity to become their Davone Bess right away with a good camp.

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  Panthers | Derek Anderson agrees to terms    Tue Aug 2, 01:04 PM

The Carolina Panthers officially agreed to terms with free-agent QB Derek Anderson (Cardinals) Tuesday, Aug. 2. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Derek Anderson as a mentor to Cam Newton? Okay. We're guessing Jeff George wasn't available here.

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