Anderson is signing a two-year, $20 million contract with the Panthers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Anderson likely is disappointed with the financial terms, perhaps suffering from a lack of interest due to the 2020 NFL Draft being loaded at his position. From an on-field standpoint he'll have plenty of competition for targets, joining D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel to give Teddy Bridgewater one of the fastest WR groups in the NFL. The agreement reunites Anderson with Panthers head coach Matt Rhule, who held the same position at Temple when the wideout was there in 2013-15. It remains to be seen if Rhule, Anderson and offensive coordinator Joe Brady can help Bridgewater unlock a downfield element that wasn't really part of his game last year in New Orleans -- his 6.0 aDOT was shallowest in the league among QBs with 100 or more attempts.
The Jets have reached out to Anderson, an upcoming unrestricted free agent, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Anderson has been a stalwart in the Jets' passing attack since arriving as an undrafted free agent in 2016, averaging 6.2 targets per game and 8.0 YPT over the past four seasons. Since the conclusion of the most recent campaign, he's expressed interest in remaining with the only organization he's known but won't do so at a hometown discount, per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Anderson will have plenty of suitors for his services once the 48-hour window opens to contact UFAs in advance of the start of free agency March 18.
Anderson said he hopes to re-sign with the Jets, Bob Glauber of Newsday reports.
Anderson previously said he wouldn't take a hometown discount, but that doesn't necessarily mean he won't re-sign if the price is right. It's also quite possible that he uses an offer from the Jets as leverage for a contract from another team in free agency. The speedy wide receiver can hit the open market in March, two months before his 27th birthday.
Anderson, a pending free agent, said he won't give the Jets a hometown discount, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports. "You got to talk to my agent," Anderson said. "I don't think that makes sense."
The real question is whether he'll even listen to the team's offers. Anderson has played 62 of a possible 64 games since latching on with the Jets as an undrafted rookie in 2016, typically working as the first or second option in the passing game. His usage in terms of targets has been less consistent, and there were even rumors in October about the Jets trying to trade him. One of the thinnest players in the league, Anderson has never done much damage over the middle or after the catch, but he nonetheless profiles as one of the top WRs on the market this upcoming offseason, offering a strong combination of speed, footwork and ball skills. The 26-year-old should land a sizable contract that locks him in for a starting job, with high expectations in terms of target volume -- and fantasy volume -- depending on where he signs.
Anderson (calf) caught three of seven targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 13-6 win over Buffalo.
Anderson didn't make much of an impact in what may have been his final game with the Jets, as the 26-year-old speedster will be a free agent this offseason. Four of Anderson's five touchdowns and two of his three 100-yard games came in the final seven weeks, and he finishes with 52 catches for 779 yards and five touchdowns overall. With at least 50 catches, 752 yards and five touchdowns in each of the last three seasons, Anderson has established himself as an impactful player, but his skill set is too one-dimensional to be a true No. 1 receiver. The deep threat's 2020 value will depend on where he lands in free agency.
Anderson (calf) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bills.
The wideout, who's recorded four touchdowns over his last six outings, is out there if you need him Sunday and figures to remain a key target for QB Sam Darnold in the Jets' season finale, in the absence of any in-game setbacks. Through 15 games, Anderson has logged 49 catches (on 89 targets) for 761 yards (six less that team leader Jamison Crowder) and five TDs.
Anderson (calf) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills after practicing in a limited fashion this week, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Per Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site, Anderson dealt with some leg tightness Thursday, but his limitations at that time were portrayed as precautionary. With that in mind, we'd expect the wideout -- who's recorded four touchdowns over his last six outings -- to suit up this weekend, but his status will still be worth confirming prior to Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff.
Anderson (calf) will be limited at practice Thursday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Per Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site, Anderson is dealing with some "leg tightness," with the wideout's practice limitations Thursday being described as precautionary. We'll revisit Anderson's status Friday to see if he approaches Sunday's season finale against the Bills listed as questionable or minus an injury designation.
The Jets listed Anderson as a limited participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report due to a calf issue, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Once the Jets take the field for Thursday's practice, Anderson's status for Sunday's season finale against the Bills should come into more focus. The wideout has recorded four touchdowns over his last six outings, and he may have been listed as limited simply for maintenance purposes.
Anderson (illness) caught two of four targets for 32 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Steelers.
Anderson needed every inch of his 6-foot-3 frame to snag a high throw in the end zone between two defenders for a 23-yard touchdown in the first quarter. The speedy wideout didn't do much after that, but he now has four touchdowns in his last six games ahead of a Week 17 trip to Buffalo.
Anderson (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Anderson missed a practice and was limited in another this week after falling ill, but his condition apparently improved enough over the weekend for the Jets to sign off on him playing. Assuming Anderson isn't limited by the ailment as the game unfolds, he should play more than 80 percent of the Jets' offensive snaps, as has been the case in all but one of his appearances this season.
Anderson (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers after returning to a limited practice Friday.
We'd expect Anderson -- who has hauled in 22 of his 32 targets for 370 yards and two TDs over his last four outings -- to be able to play, and fortunately for those considering him in Week 16 lineups, the Jets kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday. Perhaps a greater concern is the rugged matchup Pittsburgh's defense poses for Anderson.
Anderson (illness) will practice on a limited basis Friday, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.
Anderson sat out Thursday's session due to his illness, but it appears that will be the extent of his absence. It remains to be seen if Anderson will show up on the Jets' final injury report of the week, but with him back at practice Friday, he's presumably on track to take the field Sunday against the Steelers.
Anderson didn't practice Thursday due to an illness, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.
The wideout, who was sent home Thursday, will thus look to return to work Friday for the Jets' final practice in advance of Sunday's game against the Steelers. Anderson is coming off a Week 15 effort that saw him haul in four of his six targets for 66 yards and a two-point conversion in the Jets' 42-21 loss to the Ravens.
Anderson secured four of six targets for 66 yards and caught a two-point conversion pass in the Jets' 42-21 loss to the Ravens on Thursday.
Anderson was second only to Jamison Crowder in receptions and receiving yardage for the Jets on the night. Even though he failed to notch a touchdown grab for only the second time in the last five games, Anderson did find the end zone on a two-point conversion catch following a fourth-quarter Crowder scoring reception. Anderson will look to boost his numbers back up across the board in a Week 16 battle against the Steelers a week from Sunday.
Anderson caught seven of 11 targets for 116 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 22-21 win over the Dolphins.
Anderson's 26-yard touchdown in the first quarter was his third in the past four games, and he's now topped 100 yards in consecutive games after doing so only once in the first 11. Just as he did last year, Anderson appears to be closing out the season on a high note. He'll face stiffer competition Week 15, with the Jets visiting Baltimore on Thursday.
Anderson caught seven of 10 targets for 101 yards in Sunday's 22-6 loss to the Bengals.
Anderson led the team in targets, catches and yards, but he could have had an even better performance if he hadn't dropped a ball in the end zone. The speedster has put together his best two-game stretch of the season with 197 receiving yards over the past two weeks. He'll look to stay productive against the Dolphins in Week 14.
Anderson caught four of five targets for 86 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-3 win over the Raiders.
Anderson got his mojo back, recording two catches of 30-plus yards and following up the second one with a one-yard touchdown to make it 27-3 in the third quarter. He has a two-game touchdown streak going after finding the end zone only once through the season's first nine games, and Anderson was able to top 80 yards for the third time in this one. Those who held onto him through his early struggles or scooped him up recently should consider deploying Anderson against the winless Bengals in Week 13.
Anderson caught one of three targets for a six-yard touchdown in Sunday's 34-17 win over the Redskins.
Those who went with Anderson in this favorable matchup were bailed out by his second touchdown of the season, but his lack of involvement remains concerning. Anderson has eclipsed 50 receiving yards only twice this season, and this was the fourth time in 10 games that he's managed to secure only one catch.
Anderson (shoulder/back) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against Washington after practicing fully Friday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
While Anderson's playing status is no longer in doubt, his Week 11 fantasy utility is debatable. The speedy wideout maintains a degree of big-play upside, but he's been a hit-or-miss option of late and is coming off a quiet effort in the Week 10 win over the Giants. In that contest, he caught just one of his three targets for 11 yards, despite playing 54 of the Jets' 65 offensive snaps.
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