The writing was on the wall when the Browns traded for Seattle backup QB Seneca Wallace. A day later the team has released QB Derek Anderson making him a free agent.
The Browns made the announcement on their team website this afternoon.
“I want to thank Derek for everything that he gave the Cleveland Browns organization over the last five years,” said Browns head coach Eric Mangini. “He did everything we asked of him and it was a pleasure to coach such a competitive person. I want to wish him all the best in the future.”
Anderson started the final two games of the 2009 season, posting wins over the Raiders and Jaguars.
Over his career with the Browns, Anderson went 16-18 as a starter with 46 touchdowns and 45 interceptions. Not bad numbers for a QB that didn’t have a boatload of offensive talent around him.
Anderson is a big-armed QB capable of playing in bad weather. How he’s viewed around the league now compared to when he took over in 2007, leading the Browns to a 10-6 mark is what bears watching.
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