Bills release DE Mark Anderson

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The Buffalo Bills have announced that they’ve released defensive end Mark Anderson after signing him to a nice four-year $19.5 million free agent contract in 2012.

Anderson was signed just last offseason to a four-year contract as a free agent shortly after the team had inked Mario Williams to a blockbuster deal in March prior to the 2012 season. The pair were expected to provide a significant boost to Buffalo’s moribund pass rush.

While Williams posted 10.5 sacks last season, Anderson appeared in just five games, missing the final 11 due to injury. Anderson logged just 10 tackles, one sack and a pass defensed.

Buffalo’s new coaching staff clearly had other players they were interested in when it came to the pass rushing positions of outside linebacker and defensive end in Mike Pettine’s scheme.

A team like the Dallas Cowboys, who just switched to a 4-3 defense could use a player like Anderson.