Derek Anderson

#3 QB / Carolina Panthers / EXP: 11YRS Height: 6-6 Weight: 230 lb Age: 32 College: Oregon State Bye 5

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  • by Sean d'Oliveira |

    Panthers sign QB Derek Anderson to contract extension

    The Panthers reached a two-year contract extension with quarterback Derek Anderson, the team announced Wednesday. "I'm excited about this for my family. To be here with the players, coaches and management we have – everything is top notch," Anderson said. "It was a no-brainer for me." Anderson will backup Cam Newton. He was slated to become a free agent after the 2015 season.

  • by Chris Cwik |

    Panthers to have Brown, DeCoud and White on Saturday

    The Panthers will have Philly Brown, Thomas DeCoud and Melvin White on Saturday against the Seahawks. All three players entered the game listed as questionable. Brown is dealing with a shoulder injury. DeCoud has a hamstring issue. White is battling an ankle injury. The team will also have Derek Anderson, Charles Johnson, DeAngelo Williams and Fernando Velasco for the contest. All four players came into the game listed as probable.

  • by Igor Mello |

    Panthers list final injury report for wild-card game

    The Panthers have ruled backup quarterback Derek Anderson (illness), running back DeAngelo Williams (hand), defensive end Charles Johnson (not-injury related) and guard Fernando Velasco (not-injury related) as probable for Saturday's wild-card game against Arizona. Linebacker A.J. Klein (ankle) was listed as questionable, while safety Thomas DeCoud (hamstring) was ruled as doubtful.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Ron Rivera: QB Cam Newton 'on target' to start Sunday

    Panthers coach Ron Rivera told reporters that quarterback Cam Newton did every drill in Thursday's practice and is "on target" to start Sunday against the Browns. Rivera indicated Newton probably will start but said he did not want to get ahead of himself and noted there's still a lot of time until kickoff. Newton sustained two small fractures in his back when he was involved in a car crash nine days ago. On Wednesday he split reps with Derek Anderson, and on Thursday, Newton handled the bulk of the first-team snaps. Newton has accounted for 19 touchdowns and 16 turnovers in 12 games. With Newton now fully expected to play, the Panthers have been installed as 3-point favorites at most Vegas sportsbooks.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Cam Newton: 'I'm fine either way it goes'

    Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said he's experienced no pain while practicing the past two days, but wouldn't say whether he expects to start Sunday against the Browns, reports the Associated Press. "I'm fine either way it goes," he said. "I don't want to be a distraction." Newton suffered two small fractures in his lower back in a car crash nine days ago. He took most of the first-team reps Thursday, ahead of Derek Anderson. The Panthers likely won't announce a starter until Friday at the earliest. "The truth of the matter is, whoever gets the start, the team is going to back 100 percent," Newton said.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Cam Newton dominates first-team reps Thursday

    After splitting reps with Derek Anderson on Wednesday, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton dominated the first-team snaps at practice Thursday, reports The Associated Press said Newton "did not appear to have any problems throwing the ball and moved around well." A car accident nine days ago left Newton with two fractures in his lower back. He sat out Week 15 and watched Anderson throw for 277 yards and a touchdown in a win over Tampa Bay. Newton will address the media later on Thursday. Coach Ron Rivera has said he hopes to name a starter Friday for Sunday's game against Cleveland.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Panthers hope to name starting QB on Friday

    Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he aims to name a Week 16 starting quarterback on Friday, reports the Associated Press. Cam Newton returned to a limited practice Wednesday after injuring his back in a car accident and sitting out Week 15. "He threw the ball well but it is about [how he feels] tomorrow," Rivera told reporters. Newton and Derek Anderson split reps, and Newton didn't complain about any pain, per the Associated Press. Anderson subbed for Newton against Tampa Bay and threw for 277 yards and a touchdown in a 19-17 win. Carolina hosts the Browns on Sunday. Las Vegas sportsbooks have pulled this game off the board until they know whether Newton will start. Newton will address the media Thursday.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Cam Newton, Derek Anderson splitting reps almost evenly

    Panthers quarterbacks Cam Newton and Derek Anderson "split reps fairly evenly" at Wednesday's practice, reports the Associated Press. Newton missed Week 15 after injuring his back in a car accident. Anderson filled in and completed 25 of 40 throws for 277 yards and a touchdown. Newton appears to be on track to return Sunday against the Browns.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Panthers QB Cam Newton running and throwing at practice

    Panthers quarterback Cam Newton "looked good running around and throwing during the portion of practice open to the media," reports the Charlotte Observer. During one drill, Newton threw a 60-yard pass that wideout Stephen Hill could not run down, the report said. It remains unclear how much Newton will do at practice. He's recovering from a car accident in which he suffered two transverse fractures in his back. Carolina hosts the Browns on Sunday. If Newton is able to play, Derek Anderson would go back to the bench. Vegas sportsbooks took the game off the board until they know whether Newton will play.

  • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Derek Anderson solid in start again

    In Derek Anderson's first start of the season Week 1 at Tampa Bay, the backup quarterback threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns. In Anderson's second start of the season Week 15 against, yup, Tampa Bay, he threw for 277 yards and a touchdown. So either Tampa Bay is so bad defensively that even backup quarterbacks thrive against them or Anderson isn't your average backup quarterback. I'm thinking more the latter. After all, he threw for 3,787 yards and 29 touchdowns as a starter for the Browns in 2007. He fizzled thereafter, but he still showed the kind of ability in that game that should make you believe he's at least capable of delivering the ball to standouts like wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and tight end Greg Olsen. Those two have fared better with Anderson under center than with starter Cam Newton on a per-game basis. Of course, for all the praise we're heaping on Anderson here, he did contribute only one touchdown with a favorable matchup, which won't move the needle in one-quarterback leagues. But in two-quarterback leagues, he's an adequate fill-in for Newton if Newton indeed misses another game with the two fractures in his back.

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