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Defensive end Mark Anderson, a Ravens' target, headed to Buffalo

A day after spending time meeting with team officials at the Ravens' headquarters in Owings Mills, free agent defensive end Mark Anderson has agreed to a four-year deal with the Buffalo Bills.

That the two sides were nearing a deal was first reported by www.foxsports.com, while the Boston Herald first reported the agreement. Anderson arrived in Buffalo last night after being in Baltimore earlier in the day.

Looking to bolster their pass rush, the Ravens had interest in Anderson, who had 10 sacks for the New England Patriots in the regular season and added 2 1/2 more in three playoff games. The Ravens could have either used him as a replacement for defensive end for Cory Redding or as an outside pass rusher after also losing outside linebacker Jarret Johnson in free agency last week.

However, that's now a moot point as Anderson, a 28-year-old veteran of six NFL seasons, has instead opted to join Mario Williams in Buffalo.

The Ravens are believed to have hosted three free agents since the market opened last Tuesday. Of the other two, left guard Evan Mathis opted to re-sign with the Philadelphia Eagles. Wide receiver/return specialist Ted Ginn Jr. remains un-signed, but he reportedly was in Minnesota yesterday to meet with Vikings officials.

The Ravens have signed one free agent of note to this point, agreeing to a three-year with center Matt Birk last Friday.   

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