Colt Anderson, projected to be a special teams ace and backup safety for the Buffalo Bills for the last two seasons, was placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list Wednesday due to a foot injury. With depth at safety an issue for Buffalo, any injury at the position is an important one.
Anderson signed with the Bills last April. He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2009, spending the ‘09 and ‘10 seasons on the Minnesota Vikings’ practice squad. He signed a three-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010, where he crossed paths with then-Eagles defensive coordinator and current Bills head coach Sean McDermott. After tearing an ACL in 2011, he finished his best professional season in 2012, recording 30 tackles and an interception while playing 47% of Philadelphia’s special teams snaps. Anderson played with the Indianapolis Colts in 2014 and 2015 before signing with the Bills last season.
Anderson also missed time last season with a foot injury sustained in the fourth preseason game against the Detroit Lions. He appeared in two games for the Bills before suffering a hand injury against the Los Angeles Rams, which led to a season-ending IR stint.
Anderson will be eligible for activation off the PUP list as soon as he is able to pass a physical.