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Bills sign RB Ganther; release Anderson

The Buffalo Bills signed running back Quinton Ganther to the 53-man roster this afternoon and released RB Andre Anderson.

Ganther, 26, has played for three NFL teams in a five-year career, most recently with the Seattle Seahawks this season. He appeared in three games, making one start, and was released by Seattle on Nov. 2.

Although he's listed in the team's release as a running back, it's likely Ganther will play as a fullback behind Corey McIntrye. His primary role is likely to be on special teams.

Ganther, 5-foot-9 and 220 pounds, has played in 28 career games and made five starts since joining the league in 2006 as a seventh-round draft pick by Tennessee. The Utah product has rushed for 262 yards in his career on 71 carries. He's scored three career touchdowns, all last season with the Washington Redskins when he started four games and rushed 62 times for 201 yards.

Bills coach Chan Gailey downplayed his knowledge of Ganther when he spoke to the media at 4 p.m. The team announced the signing at 5 p.m.

"I hadn't known him or been around him or seen what he's done," Gailey said.

Anderson, 22, appeared in two games for the Bills, playing special teams. He joined the team in April as an undrafted free agent out of Tulane. He was among the team's final cuts in September, but joined the practice squad a few weeks after being released. Anderson was promoted to the 53-man roster on Oct. 6 after the Bills traded Marshawn Lynch to Seattle.

The Bills also released fullback Rodney Ferguson from their practice squad.

---Jay Skurski

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