Less than a week after visiting One Bills Drive, free agent tight end Courtney Anderson has signed a contract with the Buffalo Bills. Anderson, who was drafted by and played his first three seasons with the Oakland Raiders, spent time on four different rosters last season. He did not record a reception in 2007.
In his short career, Anderson has proven himself to be a viable, if unspectacular, receiving threat. He has 62 career receptions and six career touchdowns, all accumulated in his first three seasons in Oakland. He is a solid red zone threat with dependable hands, but does not have the speed to stretch a defense down the seam. He will likely adequately replace the departed Michael Gaines' receiving production, but he's still considered a work in progress as a blocker.
There's certainly nothing wrong with adding a young, hard-working player that can put points on the board to your roster. Anderson gives the Bills that. While not a move that will generate as much excitement as a Marcus Stroud (or even a Spencer Johnson), this gives the Bills much more flexibility at the tight end position heading into the draft.