Tim Anderson, the Bills' third round selection in the 2004 NFL Draft and the 74th player taken overall, has agreed to a contract with the team today. Anderson will likely compete with veterans Oliver Gibson, Ron Edwards and Justin Bannan for the primary backup behind starters Pat Williams and Sam Adams. Infact he could even be the potential successor to Williams who is expected to be an unrestricted free agent after this season.
Anderson joins the Bills after a productive carreer at Ohio State. The former Buckeye started 36 of 44 games in his career where he totaled 125 tackles (65 solos) with 11 sacks.
That leaves the Bills with only first round picks Lee Evans and J.P. Losman as the only rookies unsigned. Though Losman's contract could be worked out very quickly. As signing of draft picks is usually associated with slotting. In other words, players sign contract based on the contracts signed by those players selected around them in the draft. Losman was the 22nd overall selection and the 21st (Vince Wilfolk) and 24rd (Stephen Jackson) have signed in the last two weeks. Evans, who was selected 13th overall, could be signing a contract sooner or later as well as the 10th overall (Donta Robinson) and 15th overall (Michael Clayton) have signed as well.