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Bengals release Jamaal Anderson

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The Bengals tried buying low with defensive end Jamaal Anderson, but eventually, the price became too high.

The Bengals announced via Twitter they had released the former eighth overall pick in the 2007 Draft.

He never lived up to his draft status with the Falcons, who chose him in 2007, but was a serviceable-enough player for the Colts in 2011. He signed a two-year, $5.5 million deal with the Bengals last offseason, which seemed like a decent value at the time.

But he missed most of last season with a torn quadriceps, and was due to make a base salary of $2.5 million. Coupled with using a second-rounder on Margus Hunt this year, the Bengals simply didn’t need him.

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15 Responses to “Bengals release Jamaal Anderson”
  1. nineroutsider says: Jul 10, 2013 4:05 PM

    Wouldn’t be the worst backup to have in San Francisco as he is a bigger end (good for 3-4)…at vet min.

  2. acosltl says: Jul 10, 2013 4:07 PM

    Who?

  3. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Jul 10, 2013 4:08 PM

    Definitely a flame out

  4. str8cashomie2 says: Jul 10, 2013 4:13 PM

    that’s a grill!

  5. kane337 says: Jul 10, 2013 4:15 PM

    He played pretty good vs the run but is a lousy pass rusher.

  6. maiphatdong says: Jul 10, 2013 4:39 PM

    dude looks like mr potato head in that pic

  7. ruthlssjag says: Jul 10, 2013 4:50 PM

    I can see my Jags ALL over this, get him in off waiver’s & see where he can help the Defense.

  8. t8ertot says: Jul 10, 2013 5:01 PM

    I’m waiting for the “bengals offer Atkins extension” article

  9. supremekingz says: Jul 10, 2013 5:14 PM

    All you need to know about why Jamaal Anderson has failed in the NFL as a defensive end:

    The guy started his college career at Arkansas as a Wide Receiver

  10. norvturnersneck says: Jul 10, 2013 5:22 PM

    A 3-4 end indeed, but he needs 10+ more pounds. He should be a solid pick up for a number of teams, but I’m curious if he is healed yet from his quadriceps injury. Hence the reasons for his ousting.
    I doubt it won’t be a vet minimum pick up for most teams. Especially one in a 3-4.

  11. tacowrecker says: Jul 10, 2013 5:33 PM

    Anderson stinks. Just a flat out bust. No pass rushing skills whatsoever. Maybe he should try playing end in a 3-4, where his lack of pass rush won’t be as big of a deal…….still though, he’d probably stink it up at that too

  12. rgwhodey says: Jul 10, 2013 5:59 PM

    that should give them an extra 2.5 to give geno or Johnson..

  13. jacobslatter says: Jul 10, 2013 9:55 PM

    Falcons fans remember Jamaal Anderson as being slightly less good than Ray Edwards. Think about that one.

  14. realfootballfan says: Jul 10, 2013 10:56 PM

    Never got the hype on this one coming out of college. His career should be over now.

  15. mikeinsanfran says: Jul 11, 2013 1:38 PM

    Taken 3 picks BEFORE Patrick Willis, who I still cannot believe was the 5th defensive player drafted in 2007.

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