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Derek Anderson visiting Carolina, not signed yet

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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.

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59 Responses to “Derek Anderson visiting Carolina, not signed yet”
  1. arzcardinals says: Jul 31, 2011 8:44 PM

    Bahahahahaha!!!!! Omg he was the worst QB we EVER had. He couldn’t even get the ball in an area Fitz could catch it.

    And I take this $&@& serious!!!

  2. emmac13 says: Jul 31, 2011 8:46 PM

    Winning!!!!!!!!!Not. How can this loooooser have a job?

  3. goldenblurb says: Jul 31, 2011 8:46 PM

    Not signed, just coming in for a visit tomorrow. Per D.Gandt

  4. pacificnw7722 says: Jul 31, 2011 8:47 PM

    I’m sure he will be laughing hiss a$s off on the sidelines when the team is getting drilled.

  5. bennyd720 says: Jul 31, 2011 8:48 PM

    Hi Derek, welcome…here’s your clipboard

  6. winstonhussein says: Jul 31, 2011 8:48 PM

    It’s like two cities dumping each others garbage in the other’s landfill.

  7. trbowman says: Jul 31, 2011 8:50 PM

    You think this is funny? DA takes this seriously

  8. Todd Haley's Temper says: Jul 31, 2011 8:51 PM

    One thing I don’t understand is if this guy is so bad (and after witnessing Arizona games, he is) how did he make it to the pro bowl in 2007 and then tank?

  9. d. b. cooper says: Jul 31, 2011 8:52 PM

    Yuck. If I were a Carolina fan this would make me sick to my stomach. There is no point in not starting Newton on day one.

  10. stylinandprofilin says: Jul 31, 2011 8:52 PM

    Trade jimmy clausen.

  11. toad8572 says: Jul 31, 2011 8:52 PM

    Seriously? Why? I’ve understood RR’s moves up unitl now.

  12. bigcountry49 says: Jul 31, 2011 8:53 PM

    Trade Delhomme to the Browns, sign Derek Anderson. Progress made = zero

  13. cosanostra71 says: Jul 31, 2011 8:53 PM

    That’s fine.

  14. romosexualtendencies69 says: Jul 31, 2011 8:53 PM

    It’s always important to have some backups incase “The Franchise” Jimmy Claussen gets hurt.

  15. barklikeadog says: Jul 31, 2011 8:54 PM

    What, was he too fat for the bungles?

  16. stairwayto7 says: Jul 31, 2011 8:55 PM

    Anderson will start week 1… at ARIZONA!! There is a Cardinal 4 td win with Anderson 3 ints and 2 pick 6′s!

  17. ctiggs says: Jul 31, 2011 8:55 PM

    I didnt want him on my team any way but all i have to say is NINERS F@#$ing do something PLEASE!!

  18. MichaelEdits says: Jul 31, 2011 8:59 PM

    Bring us your tired, your poor, your hungry quarterbacks who stink up the field but work real cheap.

  19. tjacks7 says: Jul 31, 2011 9:00 PM

    I’ll never understand why some of these guys can always find a job.

  20. bearsnoah says: Jul 31, 2011 9:00 PM

    I wonder what the Derek Anderson Super Bowl MVP 2012 odds are in Vegas

  21. borisbulldog says: Jul 31, 2011 9:01 PM

    Wow!

    It looks like the Plainthers will now have 3 QB’s that will specialize in throwing Pick Six!

  22. wilddeuce03 says: Jul 31, 2011 9:01 PM

    As a Browns fan I’ll just say this Carolina, if DA winds up your starter (unless it’s because of injury) you can officially label Clausen and Newton as busts!!! No way either of those guys should lose out to him to start!

  23. paulwhiskey336 says: Jul 31, 2011 9:02 PM

    Thats just horrible…

  24. fonetiklee says: Jul 31, 2011 9:02 PM

    …how does this guy continue to find a job?

  25. spunjmunke says: Jul 31, 2011 9:02 PM

    I’m sorry, but how does this guy continue to get jobs? He sucked in Cleveland. He sucked in Arizona. He may be able to throw the ball through a brick wall, but he’s about as accurate as Wikipedia.

  26. rajbais says: Jul 31, 2011 9:03 PM

    What?

    Do they need a veteran to teach Cam Newton on how to turn the ball over and laugh while getting their asses kicked on Monday Night Football??

  27. ezmoover says: Jul 31, 2011 9:03 PM

    Derek Anderson
    Jimmy Clausen
    Cam Newton

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    The nightmare continues….

    (And next year the list will include Andrew Luck.)

  28. duanethomas says: Jul 31, 2011 9:04 PM

    He’s going to have plenty of oppurtunity to laugh this year.

  29. rambo08 says: Jul 31, 2011 9:04 PM

    I wonder if he’ll laugh while on the sidelines when the Panthers are down by 30?

  30. jpmelon says: Jul 31, 2011 9:05 PM

    Not a bad decision…..I think he’s a good #2…..not great, but good.

    Soooo glad the Bills didn’t draft Clausen.

  31. xstaticonradio says: Jul 31, 2011 9:06 PM

    He threw 7 interceptions as I was reading this article

  32. spartytime says: Jul 31, 2011 9:10 PM

    poor jimmy claussen…how is he going to fill his head with ego now?

  33. 3octaveFart says: Jul 31, 2011 9:11 PM

    Even considering signing Derek Anderson is a sure sign of big problems…

  34. trbowman says: Jul 31, 2011 9:11 PM

    “(And next year the list will include Andrew Luck.)”

    Panthers just took Cam Newton first overall. A huge mistake, but regardless they’re not giving up on him after one season….lol

  35. denverhighrize says: Jul 31, 2011 9:14 PM

    It’s easy to hate on Derek Anderson but actually this a great signing. No risk, and probably will be signed to a low dollar contract. He may not be very good but he has experience. At least he can help Cam along and at worst he may play a little bit for a team with few expectations this year.

  36. kepickle says: Jul 31, 2011 9:14 PM

    this is the worse QB on the market

  37. trbowman says: Jul 31, 2011 9:15 PM

    Alright I gotta say this. I’ve seen a ton of people do this.

    It’s Clausen. One S. Not Two. One. Clausen.

    There.

  38. fillyfan9988 says: Jul 31, 2011 9:16 PM

    53 TD Passes /55 Picks / 52.6 QB Rating /Not so Hot !

  39. nomoreseasontix says: Jul 31, 2011 9:28 PM

    Is the talent pool THAT shallow that a guy like Anderson keeps popping up on anyone’s radar? For crying out loud, there HAS to be an alternative.
    I’ve heard JaCarcass Russell still thinks he can help a team.
    Sheesh…

  40. nomoreseasontix says: Jul 31, 2011 9:31 PM

    But of course, the Panthers DID take a flyer on Newton at #1 overall.
    They keep shooting at that foot, they’ll hit it sooner or later.

  41. nomoreseasontix says: Jul 31, 2011 9:38 PM

    Maybe they called JaCarcass but he didn’t answer. Passed out on purple drank.

  42. spunjmunke says: Jul 31, 2011 9:54 PM

    The fact that some people still rely on the “he was a pro bowl QB” as a way to justify giving this guy a job is hilarious. Yeah, he was a Pro Bowler for the first 10 games that season, but tanked the second half, and couldn’t complete a pass to save his life in the PB.

    He may be able to throw a ball through a brick wall, but he’s as accurate as Wikipedia.

  43. rjkilla says: Jul 31, 2011 9:56 PM

    with the new TE heavy attack the panthers are installing DA isn’t the worst fit…his one good year was basically him and winslow going hammer between the hashes

  44. syncro9z says: Jul 31, 2011 10:09 PM

    Man! I CANNOT BELIEVE WE LET DA GO. HE WAS SUCH AN AWESOME CARDINAL….. ¦]

  45. ytsejamer1 says: Jul 31, 2011 10:12 PM

    Awful…this guy isn’t fit to lead a practice squad 7-on-7, let alone take up a roster spot.

    I used to root for the guy…you know, rags to riches thing…but after seeing him just suck the wind out of an offense for the last several years…i don’t know how the GM of the Cardinals didn’t get fired last year for having that guy on the field.

  46. couldntthinkofaname says: Jul 31, 2011 10:12 PM

    wilddeuce03 says: Jul 31, 2011 9:01 PM

    As a Browns fan…….
    ______________________________

    That’s all you need to say. No credibility whatsoever. Cleveland sports fans are the worst in sports. Go back to building your masturbatorium dedicated to Jim Tressle.

  47. fatjohnny5454 says: Jul 31, 2011 10:30 PM

    Just when I thought the Panthers were on their way up…

  48. pilot2011 says: Jul 31, 2011 10:39 PM

    relax people, he’s not going to play at all, even if Cam starts off slow. He’s there for a veteran presence… Carolina has Cam Newton, Jimmy Clausen, Tony Pike, and wide receiver Armanti Edwards who have ever thrown a football before and none of them are even 23 1/2 years old… chill

    Mark Bulger wants to start somewhere and Jake Delhomme would not be back in Charlotte. Who else is a viable source for veteran depth?

    All you hater are gonna really be hatin’ when you see Shockey and Olsen lined up on each side, Cam Newton sittin in the gun with Williams and Stewart to each side of him…Then there’s 89.

    Sleep on that.

  49. 4512dawg4512 says: Jul 31, 2011 10:48 PM

    Just want to say “sorry” to all my fellow Browns fans that bought in on D.A. But I was right, I like the guy but he doesn’t have what it takes. I said it back then and I’m still saying it now. Good luck to the guy though

  50. botchedextrapoint says: Jul 31, 2011 11:24 PM

    It’s going to be a long year at QB for the Panthers. When things get rough at least they can now look at the guy with the clipboard and understand that it could be worse.

  51. joeinoh says: Jul 31, 2011 11:25 PM

    At a training camp a few years back I watched DA attack a traffic cone that was marking the field. It was the most immature behavior I’ve seen in an adult in quite a few years. A few defensive players were standing nearby watching as well. They were in total disbelief. DA is extremely immature and STRANGE. His brain is just not in the game.

  52. mrfrostyj says: Jul 31, 2011 11:50 PM

    Todd Haley’s Temper says:Jul 31, 2011 8:51 PM

    One thing I don’t understand is if this guy is so bad (and after witnessing Arizona games, he is) how did he make it to the pro bowl in 2007 and then tank?

    Simple: The 2007 Browns were a virtual all star team on offense. He had every weapon imaginable who would go out of their way to make the catch. Anderson didn’t even have to be accurate because his recievers did all the work.

    He fell off because in 08 ALL of his weapons were hurt a majority of the year and in 09 they were ALL traded away. As far as Arizona goes, their whole offense fell off, when 1 QB stinks it’s the QB when FOUR stink, blame the 1 domentional offense. With that being said,the Panthers should sign Anderson as a backup. Derek Anderson is NOT a bust but he is not an elite QB either. He is a system QB. If he has recievers that are quick and can establish seperation in one on one situations he looks competent. Also he gets his feelings hurt pretty easily so watch what you say to him but otherwise he’s a better option then Jimmy Clausen seems to be as a backup.

  53. ourbaskets says: Jul 31, 2011 11:55 PM

    This Carolina fan is expecting good things..you guys must have us confused with the bills, bengals, browns, or lions (who may be coming up finally!). JR had a plan, stuck to it through all the fans raising hell these last 2 years – including me, and now we are seeing the benefits. We need a veteran QB for these young guys – not a 3rd string QB. Derek will not be seeing playing time – he is simply a helper.

    BTW – Cam is a freakish athlete – if he is 1/5th as good as his ability shows – we will be super bowl bound in 2-3 years!

  54. wilddeuce03 says: Aug 1, 2011 12:25 AM

    couldntthinkofaname says:
    Jul 31, 2011 10:12 PM

    wilddeuce03 says: Jul 31, 2011 9:01 PM

    As a Browns fan…….
    ______________________________

    That’s all you need to say. No credibility whatsoever. Cleveland sports fans are the worst in sports. Go back to building your masturbatorium dedicated to Jim Tressle.
    ________________________________________________

    Wow. Keyboard commandos never cease to amaze me. Do you feel all big and tough now?

  55. balawrence says: Aug 1, 2011 1:02 AM

    Wow… lotta ignorant ppl here.

    What many forget is that Derek Anderson knows the Panthers’ new offense. His best season was in Cleveland under the current offensive coordinator for Carolina.

    Do I want him starting? No.

    He’s here mainly to help teach the offense to two young QBs.

  56. browns12 says: Aug 1, 2011 3:27 AM

    Clausen, Pike, Newton, and Anderson…Did they hire Jon Gruden?

  57. marcus158 says: Aug 1, 2011 4:06 AM

    Derek Anderson is a bust. He wasn’t supposed to start in Az but because of Leinart’s bitch fit at the end of pre-season last year which lead to him getting cut, he was starting.

    The only good thing about DA is that he’s one tough sonofabitch. We had one of the worst OLines in the league last season and DA just got up and carried on after being buried by a mountain of DEs and OLBs.

  58. catman72 says: Aug 1, 2011 7:45 AM

    He went to the pro-bowl under our new OC with the Browns, so he knows our new playbook and he’s there to help tutor Cam… makes sense.

  59. tformation says: Aug 1, 2011 10:47 AM

    Yeah, D.A. is not the future of the Panthers franchise. He’s a vet who knows the system. He won’t win you many games, but how many games are the Panthers going to win this year anyway? Let him mentor Cam for a half/quarter of a season or so while Cam stays humble with a clipboard.

    Now whether D.A. is the right choice to mentor Cam… that’s an open question. Got to think Ron & friends know what they’re doing on that one…

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