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Buffalo Bills sign QB Joe Webb, release Colt Anderson

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills have added another quarterback and this one has strong ties to general manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott. After working him out on Sunday, Buffalo added former Carolina Panthers quarterback Joe Webb on Monday.

“I know Joe Webb, been around him, good for our team & our culture,” said McDermott on Monday. “[He is] capable to serve in backup capacity if necessary Sunday should Taylor & Yates not be ready.”

The news comes on the heels of Webb’s release by the Panthers at roster cutdown day. Buffalo released their fourth quarterback, Keith Wenning, this weekend. Starter Tyrod Taylor and third-string quarterback T.J. Yates are still in the NFL’s concussion protocol, necessitating the move to bring in another signal caller in case both of them can’t go Sunday. Both are “up in the air” for Sunday according to McDermott. Rookie Nathan Peterman is the other Bills quarterback.

Webb has played seven seasons in the NFL, starting five games including a playoff game for the Minnesota Vikings in 2012. He has 853 passing yards, three touchdowns, and five interceptions. He also has 272 rushing yards and four touchdowns on the ground. Webb, also a wide receiver, has special teams experience, as well.