Bills To Start Derek Anderson

BUFFALO – Derek Anderson, who recently agreed to a one-year contract to mentor Josh Allen, will now replace the rookie as the starter as the Bills prepare to play the Indianapolis Colts Sunday.
Allen will reportedly be out two to four weeks after spraining his UCL against the Texans.
Anderson was a sixth round draft pick by the Baltimore Ravens in 2005 from Oregon State.
After being waived by the Ravens before the start of the 2005 season, Anderson was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns.
Anderson would start three games for the Browns in 2006, backing up Charlie Frye.
In 2007, after a 34-7 loss to the Steelers, Anderson was named starter and Frye would be traded to Seattle.
Anderson led the Browns to a 10-6 record. Although it was not enough to make the playoffs, and with it being Cleveland’s most recent winning record since returning to the NFL in 1999, Anderson received a Pro Bowl nod in 2007.
Anderson would spend two more seasons in Cleveland before joining the Arizona Cardinals in 2010. Anderson won two of his nine starts in Arizona and was released after the 2010 season.
In 2011, Anderson signed with the Carolina Panthers. For seven seasons, Anderson was backup to former first-round pick and MVP Cam Newton. Anderson started four games for the Panthers during his tenure.
Anderson hasn’t started since week five of 2016.