TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have come to terms on a two-year contract with free agent quarterback Derek Anderson.
The one-time Pro Bowl quarterback comes to Arizona as the Cardinals look for someone to compete with Matt Leinart, the only quarterback the team has under contract after Kurt Warner’s retirement.
Anderson was released by Cleveland on March 9, ending an uneven five-year stint with the team.
The former Scappoose High and Oregon State star made the Pro Bowl in 2007 when he threw 29 touchdown passes and led the club to a 10-6 record.
At the start of last season, Anderson lost his starting job to Brady Quinn, got it back, lost it again, returned to the starting lineup when Quinn got hurt, and won Cleveland’s last two games.
Cleveland claimed Anderson off waivers from Baltimore in 2005.