Source: Mark Anderson joins Bills on four-year, $27.5 million deal
by Aaron Wilson of, March 21, 2012 at 2:19 pm ET

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New England Patriots veteran free agent defensive end Mark Anderson has signed a four-year, $27.5 million contract with the Buffalo Bills that included $8 million in guaranteed money, according to a league source.

Anderson previously visited the Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans and the Miami Dolphins.

Anderson, 28, recorded 10 sacks and forced two fumbles last season for the Patriots, operating as a speedy edge pass rusher.

The former Alabama standout has 35 1/2 sacks in seven career NFL seasons with 163 tackles and seven forced fumbles.

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Mark Anderson
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 255
Position: DE
Date of Birth: 05/26/1983
Experience: 6
High School: Booker T. Washington HS
(Tulsa, OK)
College: Alabama

2012 NFL Free Agency Rankings (full list):
Pos: DE Pos Rank: #9 Pos Rating:

How Acquired: Signed by the Patriots Aug. 5, 2011.

(2011) New England Patriots: Acquired as a free agent on Aug. 5th.

(2010) Houston Texans: Acquired by Houston on Oct. 6 2010. Appeared in 11 games (2 starts).

(2006-10) Chicago Bears: Originally acquired as a fifth round pick by the Bears in the 2006 NFL Draft. (2010) Played in four games with Chicago before being released Oct 5, 2010.

CAREER STATS: Started in 20 of 77 total NFL games recording 154 tackles, 25.5 sacks, seven passes defensed, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

COLLEGE: Alabama