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Dolphins hosting pass rusher Mark Anderson today

NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports that the Miami Dolphins will host free agent defensive end Mark Anderson at their club headquarters Friday.

For a 29-year-old pass rusher coming off a double-digit sack season, Anderson has drawn surprisingly little interest on the open market. It’s true that he’s been inconsistent throughout his career, but Anderson can put pressure on quarterbacks and that trait usually pays.

Anderson is a bit undersized for an every-down defensive end role at 6-foot-4, 255, and the Dolphins’ lone weak spot on the line is left end. The Fins may view him as a pass-rush specialist only, instead of a starter.

Anderson is a top-20 overall player on the PFT Hot 100.

(Photo credit to Boston Globe.)

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20 Responses to “Dolphins hosting pass rusher Mark Anderson today”
  1. august1969 says: Mar 16, 2012 10:28 AM

    No! New England needs that guy! C’mon!

  2. 69finfan says: Mar 16, 2012 10:31 AM

    Keep loading up on defense. Maybe we can win games 2-0.

  3. thatdudewiththemarauder says: Mar 16, 2012 10:33 AM

    What about hosting a QB? HTTR!

  4. homelanddefense says: Mar 16, 2012 10:35 AM

    Anderson is a nice player, but he is only a situational pass rusher. The fact that he is on the top 20 of your FA list is crazy though.

  5. clintonportisheadd says: Mar 16, 2012 10:38 AM

    Did Dan Marino have to call him too just to have him stop by?

  6. scerpico22 says: Mar 16, 2012 10:45 AM

    Someone please apply pressure directly to the wound and STOP THE BLEEDING…my stomach turns after every lame unexciting post about my beloved Fins.

  7. wingz101 says: Mar 16, 2012 10:58 AM

    Wouldn’t be a bad addition and might come at a reasonable price because of hios up and down career.

  8. gottaplan says: Mar 16, 2012 11:13 AM

    Say what you want, the Fins front office IS active in FA and though not 100% successful on getting their man…they are working to turn this thing around! Shame on you so called Fin fans that are bashing these guys in this new era! Get on board man!

  9. vaphinfan says: Mar 16, 2012 11:15 AM

    Don’t ever get anyone from NE. Its easy to get sacks when you know what play the offense is running.

  10. hdahs143 says: Mar 16, 2012 11:17 AM

    69finfan says: Mar 16, 2012 10:31 AM

    Keep loading up on defense. Maybe we can win games 2-0.

    This guy folks, is what is known as whiny ass.

    Give it a rest buddy. Go root for the Jets. You will fit right in.

  11. stickershocker says: Mar 16, 2012 11:37 AM

    Miami needs a pass rusher opposite Wake. Anderson is a pass rusher. Miami profits.

  12. 305phinphan says: Mar 16, 2012 11:41 AM

    thatdudewiththemarauder says:
    Mar 16, 2012 10:33 AM
    What about hosting a QB? HTTR!
    They are this weekend when Flynn is coming to town. I guess Miami has different plans for the #8 overall pick.

    If Miami signs Flynn and Mark Anderson I can see them dropping out of the top ten and signing Michael Floyd in the middle of the first round.

    Flynn to Floyd has a nice ring to it…….

  13. theandy59 says: Mar 16, 2012 11:43 AM

    Hey vaphinfan, how long’s it been since you’ve even sniffed a Super Bowl? 25 years? 26 years? Your Patriot envy makes me feel good….

  14. 305phinphan says: Mar 16, 2012 11:45 AM

    I find it had to believe that Miami is switching to a 4-3 especially with the re signing of Soliali. I think the reason why they came out with that report was because they didn’t imagine on getting him back once he hit the open market.

    Now that Miami has Soliali, Starks, and Odrick back together I can’t see them running anything else then a 3-4. Possibly a hybrid defense but their base D will stay the same as last year.

    If Miami can sign Flynn and take care of the WR positions in the draft (I’m sure they will) with that stud defense staying intact they could very much make a push in the playoffs.

  15. dolfanatik says: Mar 16, 2012 12:23 PM

    Inlove with JI and his under the radar moves.

  16. eessppnn says: Mar 16, 2012 12:53 PM

    I think not getting PM is a good thing for phin fans. Flynn is better long term option. They have nice pieces and it seems smart.
    As a Pats fan I would have loved to have PM in the division.
    That’s the fun is to see if ur team can beat the best.

  17. dolphan22 says: Mar 16, 2012 12:55 PM

    Yes you need a qb…and we traded our #1 receiver who I assume is more of a scheme thing than a troubled guy,although he has his faults.but you shady fans don’t sit there and act like those are the only two positions on the team…you got a great nickle corner or maybe a suitable safety,either way a flexible good player.don’t we need as many pass rushers as possible?this guy had 12 sacks as a rook and 10 last our pro-bowl Defensive tackle.the free agency period isn’t over…there is only 1 manning o.k? We just aren’t his cup of tea,just like someone like the cardinals or broncos will be soon enough.he is one man and everyone can’t have him…also,a simple philosophy change on Offense alone can make it more have some of the best offensive minds on the Miami Dolphins.give these guys a chance or go be a bills fan,because Mario is taking them to the superbowl or the jets because the coach we fired is now his teacher.I see this team as a 10+ win team next year with the schedule,full off season,a few more free agent signings and oh yeah…you do still have that thing called the leave the can he catch though and can he play qb somewhere else…what good is a qb if your team sucks?vice may get to the playoffs,but you will get exposed sooner or later.

  18. jrcoop says: Mar 16, 2012 4:18 PM

    You get extra credit when you get a good player from a division foe.

  19. hdesignalist says: Mar 16, 2012 10:20 PM

    Anderson would be helpful and would represent the first good grab so far, regardless of whether or not he starts. Pretty ridiculous that at this point in free agency we haven’t filled any of the multitudes of holes on our starting lineup. If I owned the dolphins I’m not sure I could watch this happen AGAIN and rationalize keeping Ireland. Horrible management. Absolutely baffling.

  20. gimmeabruschi says: Mar 17, 2012 3:06 AM

    Nobody gets as much out of a player as BB. Always better to sign guys from bad coaches and coach them up than hope to get what a master got out of them.

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