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Height/Weight: 6-6/230 | Birthdate: 6/15/1983 | Birthplace: Portland, OR, USA | Team: Carolina | College: Oregon State | NFL Experience: 10 | Owned/Started%: 1/0
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Derek Anderson plays well in relief


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson relieved Cam Newton in the fourth quarter of the Week 3 loss to the Steelers and played well. Anderson completed 5 of 6 throws for 80 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown to rookie wideout Kelvin Benjamin.

Anderson will go back to the bench for Week 4 at Baltimore.


Derek Anderson fills in for Cam Newton, fires two touchdown passes.


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) With Cam Newton sidelined with an injury to his ribs, the Panthers summoned quarterback Derek Anderson to make a spot start Week 1 against Tampa Bay. Anderson carved Tampa Bay's defense for 230 yards, 159 of which came in the first half.

Making his first start since December of 2010, Anderson hooked up with Greg Olsen for a 5-yard touchdown strike in the second quarter. He also found rookie Kelvin Benjamin for a 26-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. He completed 24 of 34 pass attempts, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He was sacked once and finished with a 108.7 passer rating.

After the game, head coach Ron Rivera told reporters that Newton should be ready to start Week 2 against the Lions.

Derek Anderson will get the starting nod vs. Bucs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) The Panthers will sit quarterback Cam Newton (ribs) and give backup quarterback Derek Anderson the starting nod Sunday afternoon at Tampa Bay. It'll be Anderson's first start since 2010 when he was a member of the Cardinals.

Report: Panthers leaning toward playing it safe with Cam Newton


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) The Panthers are reportedly leaning toward sitting quarterback Cam Newton Sunday against the Buccaneers, reports ProFootballTalk.com.

Newton was limited throughout the week with a rib injury suffered in preseason action, and coach Ron Rivera might want to play it safe with his franchise quarterback. Newton has been pushing to play, but backup Derek Anderson could get the call as things currently stand.

Newton remains a game-time decision for the 4:25 p.m. start Sunday. 


Derek Anderson set to play after returning from birth of child


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Panthers backup quarterback Derek Anderson is set to start Thursday night in Pittsburgh after flying to that city in the morning following the birth of his first child. He won't play beyond the first quarter.

Anderson will start in place of Cam Newton, who has made the trip despite being sidelined with fractured ribs sustained Friday night against New England.


Derek Anderson returns to Carolina


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2014) Though he did not see much of the field last year, the Panthers wasted little time bringing backup quarterback Derek Anderson back. According to ESPN.com, Anderson re-signed Thursday, though financial terms are not yet known.

Anderson appeared in four games with the Panthers a year ago, but did not attempt a pass. He has completed all four of his pass attempts in three seasons with Carolina.


Derek Anderson tweets he's back with the Panthers


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/13/2014) Derek Anderson appears to be back with the Panthers as the backup quarterback behind Cam Newton. He tweeted as much on Thursday.

Since bottoming out with the Cardinals in 2010 Anderson has thrown (and completed!) four passes. 


Derek Anderson takes some snaps


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/1/2013) With the game well in hand late in the fourth quarter of a 27-6 victory, the Panthers turned to backup Derek Anderson for their final drive Week 13 against the Buccaneers. He mostly just handed the ball off, but he did run up the middle once for a 2-yard gain.

Derek Anderson sees game action in Week 6


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/13/2013) Panthers backup quarterback Derek Anderson saw game action in the team's 35-10 victory over the Vikings. Anderson didn't attmept a pass, but did register two carries for -1 yards. He has yet to attempt a pass this season. 

Anderson and the Panthers face the Rams in Week 7. 


Anderson staying in Carolina


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/14/2013) Quarterback Derek Anderson is remaining with the Carolina Panthers as Cam Newton's backup. Anderson told The Associated Press has agreed to a one-year deal and that he will sign the contract later Wednesday. Financial details were not disclosed. "I'm excited to come back be a part of such a great locker room," Anderson said. "It's a team that I feel is on the rise. We have some work to do but we feel like we ended on a high note last season."