Chicago Bears sign Jamaal Anderson

August 16, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Jamaal Anderson (92) during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The Bengals beat the Falcons 24-19. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

After Sedrick Ellis told the Chicago Bears he was going to retire from the National Football League, the Chicago Bears wasted no time in finding his replacement.

They have agree’d to a deal with former Atlanta Falcon/Indianapolis Colt/Cincinnati Bengal defensive end Jamaal Anderson today. Anderson was the #8 overall pick of the Atlanta Falcons back in 2007, who was recently released by the Cincinnati Bengals on July 10th.

He has just 7.5 career sacks through 77 games, but Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery must see those numbers from Anderson increasing. The former Bengal/Falcon only played in 2 games last season before having season-ending surgery to repair a quadriceps injury.

Being a durable performer for 4 seasons, he only managed to pick up 4 1/2 sacks, never developing into the pass rusher he was expected to become. The newly signed Chicago Bear recorded only 3 sacks in 15 games for the Indianapolis Colts in 2011, then moved onto the Bengals who released him this month.

The 28 year old defensive end should add some depth to the ends of this defensive line. Not sure if he will get a starting position, unless he is moved to the inside, because he has Julius Peppers and Shea McClellin ahead of him on the depth chart.

Topics: Chicago Bears, Jamaal Anderson

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  • Anony

    If they need an extra body, fine. But if they use the Jerry Angelo algorithm–”We can take other teams’ unwanted castoffs and make them produce for cheap”–they have another thing coming.
    If there is one thing Angelo proved, other than that he was the worst judge of talent in the NFL, it was that teams don’t release you if you’re still that good. They only release the ones who have come to the end of their ability.

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