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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Bills sign veteran QB to tutor Josh Allen

The Bills officially signed quarterback Derek Anderson on Tuesday, giving rookie Josh Allen a veteran brain to pick.

Anderson hasn't played much in recent years, starting as many games as Allen since Allen's 15th birthday, but he has thrown for more than 10,000 yards in a 12-year career. Anderson served as Carolina's backup QB/mentor to Cam Newton when Bills coach Sean McDermott worked there.

“After (Anderson) left Arizona, I think he realized the opportunity for him to be a starter was probably done,” former teammate Brady Quinn said. “It was more serving in that role as an insurance policy and then when he could, going in there and mentoring a young guy while trying to help out in that capacity, so that that definitely was something he was accustomed to during his time in Carolina.”

Vic Carucci noted that the Bills chose to keep backup QB Nathan Peterman on the roster, cutting safety Dean Marlowe instead. If something were to happen to Allen in the near future, Peterman seems like he'd still be the guy to go in. It'll be interesting to see if the team makes Anderson active on gameday this year.

Why Bills defenders should be able to get to Deshaun Watson: Pro Football Focus' Billy Moy wrote that the Bills have had success rushing the passer with just four players, which bodes well for a game against a Texans team with a subpar line.

Tremaine Tracker: Rookie LB Tremaine Edmunds had the most active game of his young career vs. the Titans. Chris Trapasso charted him making five tackles outside the numbers.

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