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Mark Anderson and Jonathan Fanene Updates

Two former New England Patriots are in the news, and one of them might be facing the Pats for the second time this season in Week 10. Buffalo Bills DE Mark Anderson recorded one sack before injuring his knee and undergoing surgery after Week 5

Anderson is not expected to return in Week 9, according to the Buffalo Bills official site. This is bad news for the Bills, because the pass rush has been non-existent this season. In fact, Anderson was their best DE before going down due to the disappointing play from fellow incoming DE Mario Williams. While Williams is expected to play in Week 9 after undergoing surgery, a return for his fellow end is looking bleak. Anderson was actually expected to return this week, but Patriots fans should expect him to be back in Week 10.

“Tomorrow will be the day and it’s looking less and less likely,” Chan Gailey said.

Chris Kelsay has been getting most of the looks since Anderson’s absence in Week 5.

Meanwhile, the Tennessee Titans are working out DT Jonathan Fanene, per Adam Schefter. The Titans were destroyed by the Patriots in the season opener, and they are looking to shore up depth on the inside by adding the solid pass rushing veteran. Fanene was not healthy enough to play for the Pats, and it was just a case of tough luck for the organization. Hopefully, he can get back on track and return to his five-sack form after left knee surgery.

Schefter also tweeted that the Titans worked out another defensive lineman in Philip Merling. The Houston Texans worked out quarterback Stephen McGee, who was once on the radar as a backup QB for the New England Patriots. They worked him out earlier this season. The Texans also worked out Jordan Shipley, who is a personal favorite of mine. I really hope he’s able to prove that he is healthy and get back to being a good slot receiver.

The Detroit Lions worked out six defensive backs, as they continue to look for depth there. The Lions are also on the lookout for safety help on the trading block, especially with the continued injury issues for top veteran safety Louis Delmas.

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