The Bills added Mario Williams early in free agency and now they’ve made another move to bolster their pass rush.
Mark Anderson, who had 12.5 sacks with the Patriots over the 2011 regular season and playoffs, has signed a four-year deal with the team. The Bills will hold a press conference later this afternoon to officially announce the deal. Financial terms aren’t yet available.
Anderson had 12 sacks for the Bears as a rookie, but only came up with 13.5 across the next four seasons before landing in New England. That inconsistency has to be a concern, but pass rushing is always at a premium around the NFL. With Mario Williams at left end, Anderson figures to be planted on the other side in passing situations and the presence of Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus inside should make life difficult for opposing offensive lines.
That’s a big change at a spot where the Bills looked very weak last season. It’s now a definite strength and one that could make a big difference in the standings for Buffalo.