With Matt Moore joining the Dolphins and no veteran presence on a depth chart led by Jimmy Clausen and Cam Newton, the Panthers needed to make a move.
According to Aaron Fentress of the Oregonian (as harvested by Silva over at Rotoworld), the Panthers have agreed to terms with Derek Anderson.
That said, Steve Reed of CarolinaGrowl.com reports that the Panthers deny Anderson has been signed. Instead, he’ll be visiting the team on Monday.
“We want to bring him and get to know him a little bit and we’ll go from there,” G.M. Marty Hurney said, per Reed.
Anderson, a backup in Cleveland who got himself in position to inherit the starting job during Brady Quinn’s rookie season after Charlie Frye was dumped following only one game, flamed out with the Browns and wasn’t able to hold off a pair of rookies in Arizona last season.
He would bring to Carolina a career passer rating of 68.8. If he signs, Panthers fans should be hoping that they won’t have to find out whether he can improve on that number in Charlotte.