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flowery branch, ga. -- the atlanta falcons today waived cornerback brent grimes and signed defensive lineman tim anderson.

anderson (6-3, 304 pounds) comes to the falcons after being released by the buffalo bills on oct. 20, 2007. he was originally selected by the bills in the third round (74th overall) of the 2004 nfl draft out of ohio state. in 39 career games with buffalo, anderson amassed 76 total tackles, one sack and five passes defensed.

grimes was originally signed by the falcons as an undrafted rookie free agent on may 16, 2006. he was allocated to the amsterdam admirals of nfl europa during the nfl offseason and re-joined the falcons on the practice squad for the first seven games of the 2007 campaign. he was called up to the 53-man roster earlier this week..

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well that was a quick tenure with the falcons... why do we keep getting rid of players.. don't we have a extra roster spot with foster being put on ir and jackson getting cut...?

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flowery branch, ga. -- the atlanta falcons today waived cornerback brent grimes and signed defensive lineman tim anderson.

anderson (6-3, 304 pounds) comes to the falcons after being released by the buffalo bills on oct. 20, 2007. he was originally selected by the bills in the third round (74th overall) of the 2004 nfl draft out of ohio state. in 39 career games with buffalo, anderson amassed 76 total tackles, one sack and five passes defensed.

grimes was originally signed by the falcons as an undrafted rookie free agent on may 16, 2006. he was allocated to the amsterdam admirals of nfl europa during the nfl offseason and re-joined the falcons on the practice squad for the first seven games of the 2007 campaign. he was called up to the 53-man roster earlier this week..

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well that was a quick tenure with the falcons... why do we keep getting rid of players.. don't we have a extra roster spot with foster being put on ir and jackson getting cut...?

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well that was a quick tenure with the falcons... why do we keep getting rid of players.. don't we have a extra roster spot with foster being put on ir and jackson getting cut...?

i think this is more of a reaction to staley's injury. i have a bad feeling his injury is serious and we need depth on dl behind lewis.

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they released grimes and signed anderson from buffalo is he any good he comes from ohio state

robbie, he is pretty good, but had trouble with what buffalo wanted. they wanted him to play about 30 pounds heavier than he was and he couldn't put that kind of weight on and still be effective. he was close to signing with cleveland monday. he can play. he has a great attitude, is a team player, and will contribute on the field and in the locker room.

yes, i'm biased, as tim is a friend of mine. that's how i knew about him coming to us yesterday.

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anderson (6-3, 304 pounds) comes to the falcons after being released by the buffalo bills on oct. 20, 2007. he was originally selected by the bills in the third round (74th overall) of the 2004 nfl draft out of ohio state. in 39 career games with buffalo, anderson amassed 76 total tackles, one sack and five passes defensed.

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he's a backup to a backup on a bad team that cut him.

with the falcons and our injuries and insane personnel decisions he may be starting before the season is out. unsure.gif

he started 17 games in buffalo, besides you think a lot of very good players are just sitting around waiting to be called? how many teams release a very good player in mid season?

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i have only been able to find one draft profile on the guy so far:

tim anderson (6 4 289) dt ohio st obviously he doesn t play the same position, but a good comparison to tim of a player gone by would be former buckeye chris spielman, as anderson has the same over-achieving bulldog tenacity along with a non-stop motor. was an undefeated state heavyweight wrestler as a senior before becoming a fixture as a starter in columbus for three years. leverage is another key word when describing tim, he s not the most athletic at the position (5-flat in the 40) but has nice flexibility along with a strong lower body and takes on multiple blockers. does not back down to anyone, as a pre-season scuffle with guard adrian clarke (6 5 330) during fall drills demonstrated. also remembered for a nice sportmanlike gesture towards miami qb ken dorsey following the final play of the 2003 fiesta bowl. thought of as more of a run stopping than pass rushing specialist, although linemates darrion scott and will smith provided great pass-rush help on the ends. only measured at 6 3 at the combines, but has bulked up to well over 300 pounds. tremendous workout # s, 500 in the bench and 600 in the squat. upside is limited, but he ll be a good tim krumrie-like slob clogging up the middle for some nfl team. predecessor ryan pickett wound up being a surprise first rounder a few years back, i don t see anderson going that high but he will be a solid third round pick.

so he's a run stuffer. that's fine, that's what we needed for depth at nt anyway.

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from espn:

anderson joins atlanta defensive line as free agent signing

by len pasquarelli

espn.com

(archive)

atlanta -- the atlanta falcons signed veteran free agent tim anderson on thursday in an attempt to bolster a defensive tackle ranks thinned by the abrupt release of starter grady jackson last week and injuries to other players at the position.

anderson, a fourth-year veteran, was released by the buffalo bills on oct. 20 in a move considered surprising by many league observers. the former ohio state star auditioned for several clubs since his release and was viewed as one of the few viable defensive tackles available in the free agent ranks.

anderson, 26, was the bills' third-round choice in the 2004 draft. known as a ruggled, blue-collar player who's solid against the run, anderson appeared in 39 games, including 17 starts, in his three seasons with the bills, and was part of the tackle rotation at the outset of the 2007 campaign.

his best season was in 2005, when he started 12 games and registered 42 tackles. for his career, anderson has 76 tackles, one sack and five passes defensed.

while he has played both tackle spots, anderson probably is best suited to nose tackle, and the falcons have a need at that position.

despite starting 22 of 23 games since signing with atlanta as a free agent in 2006, jackson was released during the falcons' bye last week because he was not playing his role in the team's 4-3 scheme the way it was designed for him. jackson signed a one-year contract with the jacksonville jaguars on wednesday.

promising rookie trey lewis, a sixth-round draft choice, is slated to replace jackson in the starring lineup. but his backup, montavious stanley, suffered a knee injury on wednesday in practice and could be sidelined for a while. two other tackles, starter rod coleman and key backup jonathan babineaux, are both playing at less than 100 percent.

to create a roster spot for anderson, the falcons waived cornerback brent grimes, who had been elevated from the practice squad earlier this week.

len pasquarelli is a senior nfl writer for espn.com.

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he started 17 games in buffalo, besides you think a lot of very good players are just sitting around waiting to be called? how many teams release a very good player in mid season?

so true. i mean, i can't imagine a team cutting the player who led the league in tackles for losses in the entire nfl mid way through the season while he was still productive on the field. that would be unreal.

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so true. i mean, i can't imagine a team cutting the player who led the league in tackles for losses in the entire nfl mid way through the season while he was still productive on the field. that would be unreal.

the falcons aren't confined to traditional thinking....we're trendsetters....

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