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Cardinals release Anderson

Arizona cuts Scappoose-raised NFL quarterback
by: Submitted photo Derek Anderson, seen here during his tenure with the Cleveland Browns, was cut Thursday from the Arizona Cardinals. Anderson played with the Cardinals for one season on a two-year deal following his release from the Browns in 2010.

The Arizona Cardinals announced Thursday it had released Scappoose-raised quarterback Derek Anderson from the team's roster, according to a media statement posted on the Cardinals' website.

The Cardinals announced it had drafted Kevin Kolb to replace Anderson. Kolb started for the Philadelphia Eagles last year before going down in the season opener with a concussion.

Anderson played one season with the Cardinals. He had been signed in 2010 to a two-year deal following his release from the Cleveland Browns.

Anderson came under fire last season for video coverage of him on the sidelines laughing with a teammate as the Cardinals were being trounced by San Francisco, and for his reaction to a question about the incident at a later press conference.

In 2005 the Baltimore Ravens selected the now 28-year-old former Oregon State University quarterback star in the sixth round of the draft.

In September 2005 he was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns, where he led the team to a 10-6 record in the 2008 season and was named as an alternate to play in the 2008 NFL Pro Bowl. Anderson played in the Pro Bowl after New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady pulled out due to injury.