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Addition By Subtraction? How Mike Pettine’s Defense Will Replace Mark Anderson

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Mike Pettine may not need to find a replacement for Mark Anderson, because he may not use any player in the same role Anderson would have played for the Bills. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: Eric Samulski

When the Bills released defensive end Mark Anderson earlier this week, there was much speculation about who would take his place as Mario Williams’ bookend on the defensive line.

Chris Kelsay and Shawne Merriman had already retired, so there seemed to be no obvious replacement on the roster, although as Buffalo Bills Draft’s own Dan Hope pointed out on Wednesday, there might be a number of possibilities already on the roster. However, in order to truly understand how the Bills plan to fill Mark Anderson’s spot on the roster, it’s important to look at how the defensive end position is used in Mike Pettine’s scheme.

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