The Buffalo Bills aggressively reinvigorated a 31st ranked defense with three key additions in the first week of free agency. On Monday, the focus shifted to its 30th ranked offense. The Bills signed tight end Courtney Anderson today to an undisclosed contract.
Anderson visited Buffalo's facilities last week and didn't come away with a contract, but admitted that he had no future visits planned. Last year he bounced around the NFL with four teams, which certainly diminished his value in the open market.
The Bills needed a big, physical tight end to stretch the field and diversify a stagnant passing game. At 6-6, 270 lb., Anderson may be the answer in a weak free agent field of tight ends. Buffalo may still pursue a tight end in the draft (see: "The Clock is Ticking",) but for now signing Anderson was a must. Anderson showed potential in Oakland, where he started 28 games in four seasons and caught 62 passes for 763 yards and six touchdowns. But as Oakland's passing game sputtered through an array of quarterbacks from Kerry Collins to Andrew Walter, so did Anderson.
He'll have a chance to resurrect his career and the Bills' passing game this season. Analysis and more details on Anderson's contract will come soon. Stay tuned to the Buffalo Football Report.
Tyler Dunne is the Editor-in-Chief of the Buffalo Football Report. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org