Browns Release QB Derek Anderson

To no one’s surprise the Browns have released QB Derek Anderson. This move has been expected for some time for a couple of reasons.

First, Anderson had a $2 million roster bonus due on March 19th and there was no way the Browns were going to pay that.

Second, Anderson has been absolutely terrible since a fluky 2007 season. In the last two seasons, he’s completed less than 50% of his passes for 12 touchdowns and 18 interceptions.

The Browns traded for QB Seneca Wallace yesterday and, according to reports, he fits the profile of the west coast offense better than Anderson (or Brady Quinn, actually). It’s been expected that the Browns will revert to a version of the west coast offense since the arrival of football czar Mike Holmgren.

Holmgren has indicated that he’d like to pick a quarterback before the start of training camp so as of now it’s between Quinn, Wallace or a drafted quarterback.

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