Bills bench Peterman, tab veteran Anderson to start at QB vs. Colts

But Anderson is experienced with moments of good play in his career, and the idea head coach Sean McDermott is afraid he'll lose the locker by going back to Peterman is interesting.

He left last Sunday's game with an elbow injury, and Dianna Russini of ESPN has reported the Bills' rookie signal caller will not start against the Indianapolis Colts this week and he may miss multiple weeks. He said there's no plan at this point for the quarterback to have surgery.

The 35-year-old Anderson just signed with the Bills on October 7, but both McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane know him from their days with Carolina.

"Derek's a guy I've been around in Carolina", McDermott said.

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Thankfully for the Bills, their fans and anyone who watches the NFL, Nathan Peterman will be on the bench.

Last week, he came on with 2:41 to play in the third quarter, after Allen's injury, and got Buffalo into the end zone after the defense forced a turnover, putting Buffalo up 13-10 with the touchdown pass to Zay Jones. Peterman had entered last week's contest in relief of Allen, but threw a pick-six in the final minutes that cost the Bills the game. Anderson was essentially out of football after completing his seventh season as Cam Newton's primary backup.

McDermott was previously Carolina's defensive co-ordinator, while general manager Brandon Beane previously worked in the Panthers' front office.

Sunday's contest against the Colts will mark Anderson's first start since the 2016 season.

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