This officially frees up a roster spot for LB Jamie Collins.
Reports had said that Anderson was going to be out for the season, so this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.
Anderson, 30, is a former third-round pick of the Colts back in 2015. He was entering the final year of his rookie deal when he was traded to the Jets in 2018.
He re-signed with New York to a three-year, $25.2 million extension in March of 2019 and was entering the final year of his contract when the Jets released him earlier this offseason.
Anderson then landed with the Patriots on a one-year deal.
In 2021, Anderson appeared in four games for the Patriots and recorded three total tackles with no sacks.