BUFFALO — The Buffalo Bills placed Butte High graduate Colt Anderson on injured reserve today, according to multiple reports.
The move comes as the team signed Philly Brown, Trae Elston and Shamarko Thomas while also placing Ramon Humber and Jordan Matthews on the IR.
The reports didn’t specify an injury to either player. Anderson said he broke his arm in Sunday’s 23-17 win over the previously-unbeaten Falcons in Atlanta.
The move doesn’t necessarily mean Anderson’s season is over, but it means the backup safety and special teams ace has to miss at least eight weeks for the surprising Bills (3-1).
Anderson, who entered the NFL when signing as an un-drafted free agent with the Minnesota Vikings in April of 2009, is in his second season with the Bills. He also missed the final 11 games of the 2016 season after breaking his arm in a win over the Rams in Los Angeles.
Before joining the Bills, Anderson, who went from walk on to All-American at the University of Montana, played for the Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles.
Anderson will turn 32 later this month.