ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Count Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan as one who is impressed with Butte High graduate Colt Anderson.
Anderson, who signed with the Bills as an unrestricted free agent this offseason, is participating in organized team activities in preparation for his first season in Buffalo.
“I think the thing you look at, obviously the thing jumps out at you is this is one of the best special teams players in the league,” Ryan said of Anderson during a press conference on Wednesday. “So I think is what we know we are getting. We are also getting a guy that can play safety, he has done it, and then when we bring him in the mix it is like you know are taking a guy because of what we know he does on teams but the fact that this guy is a pretty good player as well.”
Anderson, who was a special teams ace and backup safety in Philadelphia and Indianapolis before signing with the Bills, will look to fill the same role in Buffalo.
“That is what I can’t tell you the depth that we have at the safety position now,” Ryan said. “Guys are studying, they are doing everything, it is going to be, you know we may end up keeping them all. You never know it is a crazy year like that. But the numbers you generally keep four, well I have kept as many as five, maybe it is six this year, who knows.”
After graduating from Butte High in 2004, Anderson walked on with the Montana Grizzlies. After an All-American career with the Griz, Anderson signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in April 2009.
Anderson, who spent a year and a half on the Vikings practice squad, signed with the Eagles midway through the 2010 season. He was a team captain during a playoff game that season.
Ryan is in his second year as the Bills head coach. He joined the Bills after being fired by the New York Jets following the 2014 season.2 comments