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Chicago Bears release Jamaal Anderson

Aug 9, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Chicago Bears defensive lineman Jamaal Anderson (91) warms up before the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Well that was a quick stint with the Chicago Bears.

According to Adam Schefter on Twitter, the Chicago Bears decided to release veteran defensive end Jamaal Anderson.

Anderson was originally signed to fill a roster spot after Sedrick Ellis retired.

I wasn’t quite sure how Anderson would work out with the team, considering their front line doesn’t really need that much help. The Bears have a lot of depth when it comes to the defensive line, always having a fresh guy ready in the rotation.

Anderson lasted only 24 days with the Monsters of the Midway after being cut by the Bengals in mid July. The 27 year old former No. 8 overall pick has just 7.5 career sacks through 77 games in his professional career. He may not be fully recovered from the torn quadriceps that ended his 2012 season.

This could be the opening that Kyle Moore and Cornelius Washington needed now that the veteran was released. It gives them a better chance at making the 53 man roster, but there are still a lot of cuts that need to be made.


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