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Derek Anderson | Quarterback | #3

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/15/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 235
College: Oregon State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 6 (213) / BAL
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Panthers GM Marty Hurney said the team has talked to free agent QB Derek Anderson about re-signing.
The Panthers do not have any proven backup options behind Cam Newton on the depth chart. Even if they draft a developmental prospect this weekend, they could use a veteran safety blanket in the No. 2 spot, a role Anderson has filled since 2011. It would not be surprising to see him re-sign after the draft. Apr 24 - 11:30 AM

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Derek Anderson completed 18-of-28 passes for 278 yards, no touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Panthers' Week 5 loss to the Bucs on Monday night.

Anderson got the start for a concussed Cam Newton. He didn't even attempt a pass in the first quarter as the Bucs dominated time of possession, and the Panthers only ran three plays in the opening frame. But Anderson made some great downfield throws in the second and third quarters before ultimately collapsing in the second half. His first interception was a telegraphed ball to Kelvin Benjamin that was tipped in the air. The second pick was a god-awful throw into double-coverage to Greg Olsen on 1st-and-goal from the one-yard line. And Anderson mixed a lost fumble on a third-down scramble in between. One of the lone positives for Anderson was him peppering Olsen with 12 targets, turning them into a 9-181 line. Newton is expected to be back for Week 6 at the Saints.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 11:43:00 PM

On in relief of Cam Newton (concussion), Derek Anderson completed 17-of-23 passes for 172 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Panthers' 48-33, Week 4 loss to the Falcons.

Gifted nearly an entire fourth quarter of comeback mode, Anderson gobbled up soft fronts before tossing a pick six on a late drive where the Panthers could have tied the game with a two-point conversion. He then promptly threw INT No. 2. Newton has not been good this season, but the suddenly defense-less Panthers will be in trouble if Anderson is forced to start Week 5 against the Bucs.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 04:39:00 PM

Panthers signed QB Derek Anderson to a two-year, $5 million extension through 2017.

Anderson, 32, made two starts for the Panthers last season, leading the team to a 2-0 record while Cam Newton was hurt. Across those two starts and parts of three other games, Anderson completed 65-of-97 passes (67 percent) for 701 yards and a 5:0 TD:INT ratio. He's one of the better backups with a rocket arm.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 01:08:00 PM

Derek Anderson completed 25-of-40 throws for 277 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' Week 15 win over the Bucs.

Anderson was wildly inaccurate in the first half. He opened the third quarter with a quick two-yard TD strike to Jerricho Cotchery after a Josh McCown lost fumble. Although Anderson wasn't great in this game, he got his second win as a 2014 spot starter for Cam Newton and kept Kelvin Benjamin and Greg Olsen heavily involved. He's proving to be an ideal NFL backup. Cam Newton is expected to return from his back injury in Week 16 against Cleveland.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:40:00 PM

Derek Anderson will be the Panthers' Week 15 starting quarterback against the Bucs.

As expected following Cam Newton's car accident that resulted in two fractured transverse process in his back on Tuesday. Newton is day-to-day and will have a chance to play Week 16. Anderson got the start Week 1 against this same Bucs team, completing 24-of-34 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns. He's tossed four touchdowns in total this season, with three of them going to Kelvin Benjamin. Anderson will be in play in daily leagues thanks to his minimum price and plus matchup. Benjamin remains a must-start WR2.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 01:57:00 PM

Derek Anderson completed 24-of-34 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers' Week 1 win over the Bucs, 20-14.

Anderson was terrific, showing a willingness to throw to 6-foot-5 rookie Kelvin Benjamin even when he was "covered," and tossing heat seekers down the seam to Greg Olsen. Probably not even the Panthers themselves could have foreseen Anderson playing so well after not making an NFL start since 2010. Although we anticipate Cam Newton (ribs) returning in Week 2 against Detroit, it's good to know that the Panthers' passing game is in capable hands if Cam suffers another injury. Anderson has never been a precise passer, but when he's on his game he is aggressive and has an absolute cannon of an arm.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 07:21:00 PM

FOX broadcaster Ronde Barber says Derek Anderson was part of the pre-game production meeting with the broadcasting crew.

Cam Newton was also in attendance. Pre-game production meetings are reserved for coaches, and a select few starters from each team. In other words, it's unheard of for the backup quarterback to attend one. Being that Barber is a former Buc, it's possible coach Ron Rivera sent both Anderson and Newton to the meeting so that Barber couldn't tip off his former team. Newton and his bruised ribs are still a game-time decision. We hope to know something this morning.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 08:00:00 AM

Panthers re-signed QB Derek Anderson.

Anderson, 31 in June, has attempted just four passes since the 2010 season. He'll be back to hold the clipboard as Cam Newton's backup. Newton has yet to miss a start.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 12:24:00 PM

Panthers re-signed QB Derek Anderson to a one-year contract.

Once former Panthers OC Rob Chudzinski and the Browns declined to make overtures, Anderson was a lock to return to Carolina. He's held Cam Newton's clipboard for the last two seasons and has reportedly been a steadying influence. Newton has not missed a start in his NFL career.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 05:01:00 PM

Sources tell the Charlotte Observer that free agent QB Derek Anderson is expected to re-sign with the Panthers.

There was chatter that Anderson would be following Rob Chudzinski back to Cleveland, where DA somehow made a Pro Bowl in 2007. Instead, he'll stick with the Panthers as Cam Newton's backup. Anderson has reportedly "drawn praise for his attitude" in Carolina's quarterback room.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 01:09:00 PM

The Browns have reportedly been in contact with impending free agent Derek Anderson about re-joining Rob Chudzinski in Cleveland.

If so, it would be a violation of the league's tampering rules because free agency hasn't begun. Anderson hinted on his Facebook page that a deal was already in the works to return to Cleveland as a backup QB. "Looks like it is time to make a return to a familiar place for some unfinished business," said Anderson. "I'd be honored to return to Cleveland to play football if the fans would have me."
Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:54:00 AM

Panthers re-signed QB Derek Anderson to a one-year contract.

Anderson is "just excited to get back and build on the success that we had last season." Familiar with Rob Chudzinski's offense from their time together in Cleveland, Anderson will back up Cam Newton again in 2012.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 04:23:00 PM

Derek Anderson is listed as the Panthers' No. 2 quarterback on their latest depth chart, ahead of Jimmy Clausen.

Anderson overtook Clausen by going 11-of-19 for 192 yards and a touchdown in the exhibition finale. Clausen labored all preseason, finishing with a 52.2 completion percentage on 46 attempts, a 5.7 YPA, one touchdown, and two interceptions. Anderson is also a favorite of new Panthers OC Rob Chudzinski.
Mon, Sep 5, 2011 02:22:00 PM

Cam Newton and Jimmy Clausen have received almost all of the Panthers' camp reps at quarterback.

Coach Ron Rivera insisted Derek Anderson would compete for the starting job, but his actions tell a different story. Newton and Clausen will continue to rotate first-teams snaps, leaving Anderson as the odd man out. John Skelton conceded that Anderson wasn't much of a mentor in Arizona last season, so there's really no reason to keep him on the roster as a third QB.
Sun, Aug 14, 2011 01:14:00 PM

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8Dylan Thompson
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10Johnny Manziel
11Charlie Whitehurst
12Jerrod Johnson
13Thad Lewis
14Matt Simms
15Bryan Bennett
16Tim Tebow
17Ryan Williams
18Brad Sorensen
19Seth Lobato
20Dan Orlovsky
21Austin Trainor
22Pat Devlin
23Matt Blanchard
24Dan LeFevour
25McLeod Bethel-Thompson
26Jerry Lovelocke
27Chandler Harnish
28Chase Rettig
29Keith Wenning
30Ryan Nassib
31Trevor Knight
32Josh Johnson
33R.J. Archer
34Zach Mettenberger
35Sean Renfree
36Cody Fajardo
37Shane Carden
38Griffin Neal
39Brandon Doughty
40Marquise Williams
41Max Wittek
42Joe Licata
43Sefo Liufau
44Tyler Ferguson
45Bart Houston
46David Olson
47Dane Evans
48Eli Jenkins
49Dalyn Williams
50Alek Torgersen
51Jake Waters
52Wes Lunt
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Adrian Peterson
3James Starks
4Rashad Jennings
5Joseph Randle
6Chris Johnson
7Danny Woodhead
8Toby Gerhart
9Khiry Robinson
10Kenneth Farrow
11De'Veon Smith
12Joique Bell
13Dominique Williams
14Tim Hightower
15Joe Banyard
16Karlos Williams
17Alonzo Harris
18LaMichael James
19Brandon Burks
20Terrell Newby
21Khalfani Muhammad
22John Crockett
23Darren McFadden
24Jordan Johnson
25Ronnie Hillman
26Bobby Rainey
27Brandon Ross
28Cedric O'Neal
29Josh Harris
30Bishop Sankey
31Storm Johnson
32Darrin Reaves
33Zac Stacy
34Anthony Dixon
35DuJuan Harris
36Matt Asiata
37Isaiah Pead
38Dan Herron
39B.J. Daniels
40Jerome Smith
41Jeremy Langford
42Jahwan Edwards
43Ross Scheuerman
44Kenneth Harper
45Jawon Chisholm
46Bronson Hill
47Kelvin Taylor
48Zac Brooks
49Brandon Brown-Dukes
50Lenard Tillery
51Glenn Winston
52Terrence Magee
53LaVance Taylor
54Keshawn Hill
55Terrell Watson
56William Stanback
57Shaun Draughn
58Michael Dyer
59Jeremy Stewart
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Rashad Jennings
3Adrian Peterson
4Tim Hightower
5Chris Johnson
6Toby Gerhart
3RB1Danny Woodhead
2DeMarco Murray
3James Starks
4Rashad Jennings
5Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Darrel Young
3Erik Lorig
4Will Johnson
5Emil Igwenagu
6Jorvorskie Lane
7Lorenzo Taliaferro
8Julian Howsare
9Brandon Cottom
10Sam Rogers
11Paul Lasike
12Henry Hynoski
13Ryan Mueller
14Joe Don Duncan
15Andrew Bonnet
16Cory Harkey
17Glenn Gronkowski
18Juwan Thompson
19Will Ratelle
20Soma Vainuku
21Darrin Laufasa
22Jordan Campbell
23Patrick Skov
24Brad Smelley
25Chris Swain
26Sam Bergen
27Trey Millard
28Tyler Renew
29Nikita Whitlock
30Kyle Coleman
31Blake Renaud
32Freddie Stevenson
33Tyler McCloskey
34Anthony Firkser
35Joe Bacci
36Devon Johnson
37Quayvon Hicks
38Alstevis Squirewell
39Kiero Small
40J.C. Copeland
41Joey Iosefa
42Zach Boren
43John Conner
44Sione Houma
45John Robinson-Woodgett
46Algernon Brown
WR11Anquan Boldin
2Jeremy Maclin
3Dez Bryant
4Greg Jennings
5Marques Colston
6Keith Mumphery
7Eli Rogers
8Jerome Simpson
9Marcus Easley
10Stevie Johnson
11Arrelious Benn
12Douglas McNeil
13Tyler Davis
14Jacoby Ford
15Josh Morgan
16Hakeem Nicks
17Eddie Royal
18Preston Parker
19Greg Little
20Kris Durham
21Corey Fuller
22Jared Abbrederis
23Corey Brown
24Kyle Prater
25Dwayne Bowe
26James Jones
27DeAndre Reaves
28Kain Colter
29Miles Austin
30Greg Salas
31Jordan Williams
32Ed Eagan
33Armon Binns
34Carlton Mitchell
35Ben Edwards
36Nick Harwell
37Reggie Dunn
38Damian Williams
39Nate Washington
40Joshua Stangby
41Jaelen Strong
42Andrew Turzilli
43Isaac Fruechte
44Zach D'Orazio
45Kenzel Doe
46Keyarris Garrett
47Jonathan Krause
48Solomon Patton
49Shaq Evans
50Robert Herron
51Josh Lenz
52Uzoma Nwachukwu
53Eric Rogers
54Damaris Johnson
55Jaxon Shipley
56Dezmin Lewis
57Ricky Collins
58Mitch Mathews
59Jared Dangerfield
60Mekale McKay
61Canaan Severin
62Tevin Jones
63Tevin Reese
64Kenny Cook
65Issac Blakeney
66Michael Rector
67Ryan Spadola
68Corey Washington
69L'Damian Washington
70Duke Williams
71David Porter
72Brandon Shippen
73Dennis Parks
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75Rashaun Simonise
76Reece Horn
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78Robert Wheelwright
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80Josh Harper
81Donatella Luckett
82Tyler Murphy
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86Joseph Anderson
87Josh Stewart
88Devin Street
89Matt Hazel
90Travis Labhart
91Devin Lucien
92Chandler Worthy
93Marlon Moore
94Jeff Beathard
95DaVaris Daniels
96Ezell Ruffin
97Tyler McDonald
98Javontee Herndon
99Aaron Dobson
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4Ace Sanders
5Riley Cooper
6Marcus Thigpen
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42K.J. Maye
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48Milton Williams III
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51Jerome Lane
52Noel Thomas
53Deante' Gray
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55James Butler
56Kenny Lawler
57Anthony Dable
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59Daniel Rodriguez
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63Myles White
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68Marcus Harris
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70Stephen Hill
71Saalim Hakim
72Kashif Moore
73Josh Boyce
74Andre Davis
75Demetrius Wilson
76Josh Reese
77DiAndre Campbell
78Trevor Harman
79Larry Pinkard
80Tom Nelson
81Leonard Hankerson
82Michael Bennett
83Paul Browning
84Austin Willis
85DeAndre Smelter
86Juron Criner
87David Glidden
88Kieran Duncan
89Jarvis Turner
90T.J. Thorpe
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92Josh Magee
93Durron Neal
94James Quick
95Chris King
96Trindon Holliday
97Rodney Smith
98Reggie Diggs
99Dom Williams
100Jalin Marshall
101Marken Michel
102Levi Norwood
103Ed Williams
104Danny Anthrop
105Christion Jones
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3Craig Stevens
4Scott Chandler
5Tony Moeaki
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9Zach Sudfeld
10Brent Celek
11Ifeanyi Momah
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13Blake Annen
14Scott Simonson
15Matt Spaeth
16Andrew Quarless
17Kyle Miller
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26Nic Jacobs
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28Richard Gordon
29Chase Dixon
30Orson Charles
31D.J. Williams
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34Eric Wallace
35Aaron Peck
36J.P. Holtz
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40Rob Blanchflower
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44Steve Maneri
45Justice Cunningham
46Rashaun Allen
47Larry Donnell
48Cooper Helfet
49Randall Telfer
50David Paulson
51Brandon Barden
52Gerell Robinson
53Kevin Greene
54Chris Gragg
55Jake Stoneburner
56Jake Murphy
57Rory Anderson
58Asante Cleveland
59Chris Pantale
60Adrien Robinson
61John Peters
62Tevin Westbrook
63Jay Rome
64Kivon Cartwright
65Braxton Deaver
66M.J. McFarland
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69Taylor McNamara
70Gannon Sinclair
71Ryan Taylor
72Konrad Reuland
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76Dan Light
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78Jordan Thompson
79Jack Tabb
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5Charles Brown
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7Reid Fragel
8Michael Bowie
9Carter Bykowski
10Kevin Graf
11Rob Crisp
12Fahn Cooper
13Justin Senior
14Korren Kirven
15Landon Lechler
16Chris Bordelon
17Steven Moore
18Laurence Gibson
19Darrell Brown
20Michael Oher
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22Micah Hatchie
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25Tyson Chandler
26Jordan Rigsbee
27Robert Myers
28Lars Hanson
29Garry Williams
30Jah Reid
31John Weidenaar
32Taylor Fallin
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34Vince Kowalski
35Wil Freeman
36Nate Theaker
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38Jessamen Dunker
39Collin Buchanan
40Cody Booth
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42David Foucault
43Andrew McDonald
44Chauncey Briggs
45Tyrus Thompson
46Jerry Ugokwe
47Jordan Swindle
48Arturo Uzdavinis
49Donald Hawkins
50Max Rich
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5Ryan Seymour
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12Sam Brenner
13Cyril Richardson
14Jake Simonich
15Jarell Broxton
16Mackenzy Bernadeau
17Dallas Thomas
18Zach Voytek
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26Alex Cooper
27Alex Kozan
28Austin Shepherd
29Al Bond
30Brian Folkerts
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34Marquis Lucas
35Ronald Patrick
36Jeff Adams
37Pearce Slater
38Greg Pyke
39Richard Levy
40Freddie Tagaloa
41Nila Kasitati
42Garrick Mayweather
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28Lucas Crowley
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31Ben Gottschalk
32Tyler Orlosky
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40Chris Muller
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