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Wallace in; Anderson out as Browns QB roster shakeup takes form

The Browns QB situation has taken quite a turn over the last 24 hours, as the team acquired backup Seneca Wallace from the Seattle Seahawks for an undisclosed draft choice. Today the team quickly moved to shore up the QB situation even more, as they have officially released Derek Anderson:

The Cleveland Browns today terminated the contract of quarterback Derek Anderson, the team announced. Anderson joined Cleveland via waivers from Baltimore in 2005 and spent the last five seasons with the Browns. He appeared in 39 games with 34 starts during that time and completed 587 of 1,109 passes for 7,083 yards with 46 touchdowns and 45 interceptions.

“I want to thank Derek for everything that he gave to the Cleveland Browns organization over the last five years,” said Browns Head Coach Eric Mangini. “He did everything we asked of him and it was a pleasure to coach such a competitive person. I want to wish him all the best in the future.”

This means looking at the Browns today, you have Brady Quinn, who reportedly is not a huge favorite of Mike Holmgren or Eric Mangini, as the teams starter, and Wallace as the backup. You can bet this isn’t the last move at the QB spot.

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4 Responses to “Wallace in; Anderson out as Browns QB roster shakeup takes form”

  1. ButchGavlen says:

    Matt, when people say ‘reportedly’ or ‘sources’ i just cringe and write off the credibility. if there is something solid let us know, we won’t tell. Promise.

    • Denolakes says:

      No surprise here. Godspeed to DA. I hope he remains in the NFL. He should. True, anonymity and credibility are not bedfellows. But, there can be little question that BQ is not the favored child of this Browns’ administration. Holmgren’s statements have hardly been a ringing endorsement for BQ being the starter, e.g., “addressing the QB situation is a priority.” It is doubtful that Wallace can be a starter, either. Something else is gonna happen in the QB department. With Detroit taking on Williams, they are probably looking at an OT with their first pick. That means Eric Berry could slide to No. 7. Both Bradford and Clausen should be gone by then. So, Cleveland’s QB draft for a QB should be 2 or 3rd round — and ther is no other QB worth spending a 1 on, I should think. Assuming at least two of their tenders sign elsewhere, then they will have a bunch of 2’s to work with. Package a 1 and a 2 to move up is a possibility, I guess — maybe with Detroit, who is doing some good things, too. Anyway, could be fun.

  2. ButchGavlen says:

    DA, I hear your new coach in the distance telling you to shup up. You haven’t evcen landed anywhere yet and you’re giving your old team ammunition if you do play them. You’re a nice guy, (I think) but you make the same stupid mistakes reading the D, and your feet move too slow to be our kind of guy in what is coming here. You had a chance, more than you deserved, and you messed up.
    bye bye

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