Wednesday, March 10, 2010
QB Anderson to visit Seattle, Arizona
By James Walker
It didn't take long for former Cleveland Browns quarterback Derek Anderson to generate interest in the free-agent market.
According to a league source, Anderson has scheduled visits with the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday and the Arizona Cardinals on Friday.
The Browns released Anderson this week after the team made a trade with Seattle to land quarterback Seneca Wallace. Cleveland also avoided a $2 million roster bonus and a base salary of $7.45 million by cutting the former Pro Bowler.
Both Arizona and Seattle could be attractive options for Anderson. The Cardinals lost Kurt Warner to retirement, and Anderson could provide insurance if Matt Leinart falters. In Seattle, Matt Hasselbeck has battled injuries in recent years, and the team just lost its backup in Wallace.
Anderson had his best year for Cleveland in 2007, when he threw for 3,787 yards and 29 touchdowns.