Anderson exited last night’s game with a chest injury and was immediately ruled out for the game, an indication that he suffered a serious blow. The veteran underwent an MRI this afternoon that confirmed the season-ending torn pectoral.
The 30-year-old joined the Patriots this past offseason on a two-year contract. After having started 21 games for the Jets between 2019 and 2020, Anderson played sparingly with his new squad through the first four games. The veteran only saw time on 35 defensive snaps, collecting three tackles.
Following three seasons with the Colts, Anderson was traded to the Jets in 2018 for a seventh-round pick. He proceeded to have a career year during his first season in New York, compiling seven sacks. That performance earned him a new three-year, $25MM extension from the organization, but he had a tough time living up to that contract. Despite appearing in 29 games (21 starts) for the Jets between 2019 and 2020, Anderson collected only 1.5 sacks.
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