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Mark Anderson to miss “significant” time with knee injury

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The hits keep coming for a Bills defense that needs some good news.

General manager Buddy Nix said Wednesday that defensive end Mark Anderson will miss “significant time,” with a knee injury.

“We don’t know exactly how long it’ll be yet,” Nix said, via the team’s official website. “We should know by tonight or first thing in the morning how long it’ll be, but we do know that he’s out right now.”

Anderson injured his knee last week in San Francisco, and he’s seeing Dr. James Andrews today to determine the severity of the injury.

“He’s seeing a doctor today and we’ll know more about that after today, and we should know within reason how long a time we’re talking about,” Nix said.

The Bills have allowed 97 points the last two games, leading Nix to call for more urgency from that side of the ball.

The Bills may have to make a roster move regardless, as they have just three ends on the roster now, and three healthy defensive tackles, as Spencer Johnson did not make the trip out West after a Week Four ankle injury.

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16 Responses to “Mark Anderson to miss “significant” time with knee injury”
  1. fitzmagic1212 says: Oct 10, 2012 2:46 PM

    god hates us

  2. ampats says: Oct 10, 2012 2:50 PM

    Glad to see the Bills getting great returns on their off season investments.

    100 million + on that defense !!

    billslaffia##

  3. rc33 says: Oct 10, 2012 2:52 PM

    Ugh.
    I feel bad for my buddy Brian who was excited like I’ve never seen him prior to the start of the Bills regular season. Five weeks later, deflated beyond recognition after being blown out by the Patriots and Niners.
    Well, kinda bad, anyway.

  4. richc111 says: Oct 10, 2012 2:58 PM

    yes he does… one major defensive signing on the shelf. Only time for the next shoe to falls! Look out Mario, it is only a matter of time.

  5. rickastleydancemoves says: Oct 10, 2012 3:07 PM

    Members of the “Bills Mafia” continue to get whacked.

  6. deathonwings410 says: Oct 10, 2012 3:15 PM

    This signing by the Bills was a COMPLETE BUST.

  7. geniusfan says: Oct 10, 2012 3:27 PM

    I said this before the season even started the Bills made a huge mistake on Mark Anderson.

    Garbage time sacks were what he specialized in New England, he also doesn’t play any run defense, that didn’t stop Buddy Nix from shelling out 27 million dollars though.

    Hopefully not a lot of money is guaranteed the Bills should cut bait with this guy in 2013. There are a ton of Mark Anderson’s out there that cost a lot less than 27 million.

  8. theryanfitzmagics says: Oct 10, 2012 3:51 PM

    Too much guarenteed money to guys that do not perform.

    Mario Williams and Mark Anderson retirement plan = Buffalo Bills, Buffalo NY

  9. sschmiggles says: Oct 10, 2012 4:23 PM

    I feel bad for my buddy Brian who was excited like I’ve never seen him prior to the start of the Bills regular season. Five weeks later, deflated beyond recognition
    _________________________

    that is a perfect summary of every bills season for the last 4-5 years

  10. billsboy88 says: Oct 10, 2012 4:39 PM

    Sounds like a trip to IR is in his near future. Just do it and give kelsay his starting job back.

    It’s not like the D is gonna get worse

  11. patriotsdefense says: Oct 10, 2012 5:16 PM

    This is the Curse of Doug Flutie.

    Wade Philips should have started him in the Music City Miracle Game. It’s been 12 years of punishment and counting since. The Bills will never return to the playoffs until they move to Toronto to appease Flutie and pay tribute to his time spent building the Canadian Football League.

  12. billsboy88 says: Oct 10, 2012 7:38 PM

    The curse of Doug Flutie still reigns. Case in point:

    -Bills use first round pick on QB (Losman), and give him Flutie’s number (7)! QB then breaks leg in training camp, then never pans out and ends up being the bust QB in a draft round that featured 3 franchise QBs.

    - In the wake of 2 different Bills free agent signings, (T.O and then M. Williams) the makers of Flutie Flakes (A corn flake breakfast cereal with Flutie’s picture on the box released in limited supply to Buffalo area grocery stores during Flutie’s tenure) release T.O’s and MariO’s cereals respectively after each player was signed. The T.O signing was disasterous for the team and the Mario one has been no where near the price thus far.

  13. zor9999 says: Oct 10, 2012 10:05 PM

    patriotsdefense: You get an A for creativity.

    However, the Bills simply have bad management. Remember when the Pats were owned by Victor Kiam? The team was awful – Tommy Hodson, Hugh Millen, etc. Then they bottomed out and were able to draft Bledsoe. Yes, he was bad later on but early in his career, he looked like the next Marino. The team’s mild success and change of ownership helped get them where they are now. Having an all-time great QB doesn’t hurt either.

    The Bills need to have the same events happen to them. They need to bottom out and draft a good QB. They also need new, vibrant and innovative owner. The only issue is that when that ownership comes along, the area may lose the team altogether.

  14. LilTmac2003 says: Oct 10, 2012 11:42 PM

    The two main stats about that Bills D…

    1- They’ve given up 97 points in their past two games. That’s a nightmare. Literally.

    2- In their two divisional games this season, they lost both games and gave up 100 points!

    Now there are some bad defenses, but than there’s just plain terrible. Not trying to bash on them, but like, those numbers don’t look good.

  15. bigfranky75 says: Oct 11, 2012 9:49 AM

    Just to clarify…. Mark Anderson’s contract with the Bills is only $19.5 million over 4 years (with $7.9 million guaranteed)… NOT the $27 million figure that is often thrown around thanks to a very inaccurate tweet from Adam Shefter (he had since retracted & clarified, but for some reason the media still clings to his initial tweet with the incorrect contract info). just saying.

  16. patriotsdefense says: Oct 12, 2012 1:47 PM

    and for the record want the Bills to stay in Buffalo, it was only a joke. The curse stuff however is real.

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