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Bills Hoping Ken Dorsey Can Help Fill the Backup QB Void with Derek Anderson’s Retirement

Veteran QB Derek Anderson is done in terms of his time with the Bills, and now the team is going to have to find someone for the backup QB spot.

Pro Football Talk reports that Buffalo coach Sean McDermott is going to lean heavily on assistant coach Ken Dorsey to try and find out who can fill the spot.

The Bills lured the former Panthers assistant this offseason (a month after he accepted a job at Appalachian State), and McDermott said his background with Anderson makes it a smooth transition. With second-year starter Josh Allen and undrafted rookie Tyree Jackson along with Barkley, it’s a very young group that needs leadership.

“We feel good about adding Ken Dorsey to the room,” McDermott said, via the team’s official website. “Ken and Derek worked together hand in hand in Carolina for a number of years. I’d be a little more concerned about it had we not added Ken Dorsey to the mix this offseason. With some of the experience that Matt [Barkley] brings to the table knowing this is not his first go around. That combined with the influence that Brian [Daboll, the offensive coordinator] has in the room. We feel comfortable with what we’ve got.”

Dorsey and Anderson were actually teammates with the Browns from 2006-08, before Dorsey was Anderson’s coach in Carolina.


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