Buffalo Bills release disappointing defensive end Mark Anderson

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Mark Anderson had only one sack after signing a $27.5 million contract with the Bills.(Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Mark Anderson was a great disappointment in 2012 with only one sack in his only season in Buffalo.(Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

A new regime in Buffalo has made a big-money defensive cut prior to training camp. The Bills announced the release of defensive end Mark Anderson on Tuesday.

Just last offseason Anderson, 30, was signed to a four-year, $27.5 million free agent contract to complement the addition of Mario Williams in the team's pass rush. Anderson, who was coming off a 10-sack season with the Patriots in 2011, was a big disappointment in Buffalo with one sack and 10 tackles in just five game, missing the final 11 games due to a knee injury.

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Anderson will keep $7.9 million in guaranteed money while the Bills will incur a cap charge of $4.5 million in prorated signing bonus.