NFL fantasy football: Derek Anderson thinking return to Cleveland

Anderson reportedly considering return to Browns: Derek Anderson’s best season as a professional came in 2007 as the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. His offensive coordinator that season? Rob Chudzinski. Now that Chudzinski has been hired as Cleveland’s head coach, Anderson seems to be pining for a reunion along the shores of Lake Erie. According to a local television station, Anderson posted on his Facebook page recently that it “looks like it is time to make a return to a familiar place for some unfinished business.” Back in ’07, the veteran QB threw for 3.787 yards with 29 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. Since then, he hasn’t topped 2,100 passing yards in a season. Since joining the Carolina Panthers in 2011, Anderson has played in four total games, going 4-for-4 for 58 yards. For their part, the Browns haven’t said anything regarding their plans at quarterback. However, Chudzinski admitted that he would like to employ a more vertical offense next season. Anderson has the arm to accomplish that.

Seahawks open to trading Flynn?: It was a big deal that the Seattle Seahawks signed Matt Flynn to a huge contract last offseason. Until they drafted Russell Wilson and made the rookie the starter, that is. Now there is a chance that Seattle could move its high-priced backup. Head coach Pete Carroll deflected the question of whether Seattle would look to trade the veteran, opting instead to praise the QB heavily. However, the coach also admitted that the team is considering seeking a backup with a similar skill set to Wilson. The former LSU standout earned a three-year, $19.5 million deal ostensibly on the strength of one huge game at the end of the 2011 season. Beyond that, he’s an unknown quantity. In five NFL seasons, Flynn has played just 34 games (two starts) and thrown for a grand total of 1,083 yards, nine TDs and five INTs. But with so many teams needing quarterback help and seemingly few options available, the Seahawks could net something of value for him.

Packers have RB choices: The Green Bay Packers played running back roulette in 2012 and now are looking at a handful of options to handle the backfield duties in 2013. According to the Green Bay Press-GazetteDuJuan Harris could be the clubhouse leader to take over the starter’s job next season — if the team believes he can be the workhorse back. If not, Harris will find himself in a timeshare, possibly with James Starks. Green Bay began the season with Cedric Benson as its primary back, but injuries limited him to just five games. Alex Green had his moments during the season, but eventually was pushed down the depth chart in favor of Harris, Starks and even Ryan Grant. It’s telling that Aaron Rodgers finished the season as the team’s second leading rusher. Look for Green Bay to make the running back position a priority in the offseason.

— Marcas Grant
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