The New England Patriots have signed veteran free agent defensive end Mark Anderson and released first-year defensive tackle Marlon Favorite on Friday, according to a press release from the team.
Anderson is a five-year NFL veteran who played with the Chicago Bears and the Houston Texans. Throughout his career, he has recorded 154 tackles, 25.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.
In his rookie year, Anderson was named to the All-Rookie Team, was named NFL Defensive Rookie for the Month of October after recording six sacks and finished second in NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year voting.
Favorite joined the Patriots practice squad in January 2011. He has spent the last two years on practice squads in St. Louis, Kansas City, Seattle, and New Orleans.