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Cards interested in Anderson?

Posted by Chris Brown on March 9, 2010 – 4:41 pm

Speculation is already underway that the Arizona Cardinals will be interested in former Browns QB Derek Anderson.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Cardinals will be interested.

Adam_Schefter: Look for the Arizona Cardinals to be one of the major players to bid for, and eventually land, former Browns QB Derek Anderson.

Anderson was cut by the Browns earlier today (Tuesday), a day after acquiring QB Seneca Wallace from Seattle.

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QB Anderson available

Posted by Chris Brown on March 9, 2010 – 3:21 pm

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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Collins or Anderson as Jets doesn’t scare me

Posted by Chris Brown on February 12, 2009 – 3:33 pm

With Favre now retired and rampant speculation that the Jets will be pursuing Kerry Collins or Derek Anderson (via trade), neither would really strike fear in me as opponents for the Bills.

Granted both have big arms, which will be important in the swirling winds of the Meadowlands, but neither are big time difference makers. Don’t get me wrong, both are capable quarterbacks, but they’re not the type of signal callers that are going to shift the balance of power in the AFC East.

Collins or Anderson would make them better than they are now at QB, but I don’t know that they’d give the Jets much more than Favre did last season.

Personally I’d rather see them trade for Anderson because that means they’re probably giving up draft picks to do it.

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