Anderson agreed to a two-year contract with the Patriots in March of 2021, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The 29-year-old was let go by the Jets at the start of March, and he'll be continuing his career with an AFC East rival. Anderson appeared in all 16 games for New York in 2020 and had 42 tackles (19 solo) and a half-sack. He figures to fill a rotational role with New England.
Anderson was released by the Jets on Tuesday. In 16 games last season, the defensive end recorded 42 tackles (19 solo) and 0.5 sacks on 549 defensive snaps. He was set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and the move saves the Jets $8.2 million in cap space.
Anderson (knee) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game versus the Jets. Anderson followed the DNP/LP/FP practice regimen this week, and he'll avoid sitting out for the first time this season. The sixth-year defensive end is coming off his largest workload of the season, as he played 68 snaps against the Patriots in Week 9, but he should have a more modest workload against the Chargers with Quinnen Williams (hamstring) back in the lineup.
Anderson (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports. Anderson hasn't missed a game this season, but it's slightly concerning to see him sidelined during the first practice after New York's bye week. With Quinnen Williams (hamstring) also banged up, the Jets could have to lean on John Franklin-Myers and Nathan Shepherd to handle increased roles during Sunday's game against the Chargers.
Anderson (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Ravens, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Anderson was able to play in this past Sunday's win over the Dolphins, and he was limited in practice all week. The fifth-year defensive end appears to be on track to start again Thursday, looking to contain Lamar Jackson on the road.
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