Bills to start Derek Anderson, Josh Allen week-to-week

Don't forget that Derek Anderson once led the Browns to a 10-6 record

Now, it looks like long-time backup quarterback Derek Anderson will get his shot under center, as the team announced that the former Panthers backup quarterback will start Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

Coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday the decision to start Anderson over Nathan Peterman was made in the best interest of the team. It was initially reported that the rookie signal-caller suffered UCL damage in his elbow and would receive a second opinion of a subsequent MRI.

Anderson obtained the starting nod just eight days after signing with the Bills. It has since been determined that Allen will miss Buffalo's upcoming contest against the Colts, however he will not require surgery to fix the damaged area. Anderson attempted just eight passes in three appearances as a backup in Carolina a year ago.

With Allen ruled out, the Bills plan to start veteran quarterback Derek Anderson in Sunday's Week 7 contest against the Colts.

Anderson, 35, served as Cam Newton's backup for the last seven seasons with the Carolina Panthers.

Having recorded 19 sacks through the first six games of the regular season, the third-ranked Colts (tied with the Bills) will be looking to bring the pressure to Anderson.

Though Anderson is new to Buffalo, the Bills are familiar with him.

Bills first-year offensive coordinator Brian Daboll held the same role in Cleveland in 2009, when Anderson went 3-4 in replacing Brady Quinn as the Browns starter.



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