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Bears cut Jamaal Anderson

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Jamaal Anderson’s short tenure with the Chicago Bears has come to an end.

Anderson, the veteran defensive end who signed with the Bears last month, has been released, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The transaction represents yet another disappointment for a player who was once viewed as so promising a pass rusher that the Falcons took him with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft. Anderson has a grand total of 7.5 sacks in his entire NFL career.

Last year Anderson got on the field for just two games with the Bengals, and with the Bears now giving up on him, at age 27 he may be just about out of chances to make it in the NFL.

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24 Responses to “Bears cut Jamaal Anderson”
  1. unbiasfan says: Aug 17, 2013 1:03 PM

    The Packers should sign him, he could still probably start on their depleted defensive line that gives up 200 yards rushing a game on average

  2. vicnocal says: Aug 17, 2013 1:13 PM

    Too bad Rod Marinelli isn’t on the Bears anymore, he could’ve really molded him into a dominant force because, you know, he’s the D-line Whisperer (just like Mike Tice is the O-Line Whisperer).

    I’m being sarcastic.

  3. rextraordinaire says: Aug 17, 2013 1:15 PM

    I don’t know what’s bigger news, that Jamaal Anderson was cut, or that a guy named Jamaal Anderson was on the team in the first place.

    I paid enough attention to the Bears’ offseason to think that I’ve at least heard of everyone that was worth mentioning in their camp, yet this name doesn’t ring a bell at all.

    I’m sure the guys at his future desk job will love to hear about the time he got drafted 8th overall.

  4. calibear831 says: Aug 17, 2013 1:17 PM

    I bet the Raiders will pick him up

  5. emoney826 says: Aug 17, 2013 1:18 PM

    @unbiasfan,

    The packers will still whoop your team up and down the field.

  6. ptownbearsfan420 says: Aug 17, 2013 1:21 PM

    Who..?

  7. surfinbird1 says: Aug 17, 2013 1:24 PM

    Dude’s got a grill like a 55 Buick.

  8. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Aug 17, 2013 1:31 PM

    Hey falcons with that #7 pick you couldve had willis instead of this troll hahahahaha, thanks though!

  9. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Aug 17, 2013 1:31 PM

    *8th

  10. chc4 says: Aug 17, 2013 1:47 PM

    @ ninerswilldominatelikebefore — How’s AJ Jenkins working out? Pretty much any of the remaining 220 picks in the draft would’ve been better than him.

  11. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 17, 2013 1:53 PM

    That was the best player they had.

  12. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Aug 17, 2013 2:01 PM

    @chc

    ouch. We have KAP u have cry baby cutler assuming you’re a bears fan, i think we can overcome jenkins, crabs didnt blossom into year 3 so hold on we’re not relying on jenkins to take us to the top look at the roster dude we’re stacked!!!!

  13. jrazz22 says: Aug 17, 2013 2:04 PM

    chc4
    Aug 17, 2013, 10:47 AM PDT
    @ ninerswilldominatelikebefore — How’s AJ Jenkins working out? Pretty much any of the remaining 220 picks in the draft would’ve been better than him.
    ——————————————————–
    Yeah because failing with a top 10 pick is as bad as failing with a late first rounder….

  14. chi01town says: Aug 17, 2013 2:07 PM

    the seasson will start soon enough packers fans

  15. earpaniac says: Aug 17, 2013 2:12 PM

    Kinda expected this. With all the Bears coverage I read and listen to, I haven’t heard his name ONCE since the day he was signed. I actually forgot he was even there.

  16. roadbiscuit says: Aug 17, 2013 2:20 PM

    Someone must have had a tough time with math. GB gave up 132 yards rushing a game on average last season.

  17. kabasaman says: Aug 17, 2013 2:25 PM

    Hey Vicnocal…… Maybe he can play for Marinelli after all.. You know he is still coaching. It’s with the Cowboys, but still. This dude had ”bust” written all over him…

  18. beerbratscheese says: Aug 17, 2013 2:49 PM

    As a Packers fan, it makes me nervous when I see the Bears cut a player of this caliber. That D-line is going to be a force to be reckoned with and I’m going to be real scared to see the Packers face the Bears this year.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH! Sometimes I’m too funny for my own good.

  19. chc4 says: Aug 17, 2013 3:00 PM

    @ ninerswilldominatelikebefore — Not a Bears fan but what does that have to do with anything? You made a clown comment and got called on it. Moral of the story for you is don’t be a tool.

  20. chc4 says: Aug 17, 2013 3:02 PM

    jrazz22 — That’s true. But at least Anderson started a bunch of games in his career. Has Jenkins even been active yet? With as weak as SF’s WRs, that Jenkins can’t even get a sniff is embarrassing.

  21. firestarter0728 says: Aug 17, 2013 3:27 PM

    LOL…this is a Bears story, and the very first comment is about the Packers! Once more we see how obsessive and envious these Bear and Viking fans are regarding the historic, winning, classy Green Bay Packers franchise.

  22. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Aug 17, 2013 3:37 PM

    chc4

    i made the comment because obviously anderson is a bust and drafted high by the falcons instead of future HOF WILLIS, as far as comparing jenkins to anderson?? look at the niners recent draft history man it’ll speak for it self, jenkins stinks right now but the verdict is still out as far as your man crush anderson, the ship has sailed.

  23. jrazz22 says: Aug 17, 2013 3:55 PM

    chc4
    Aug 17, 2013, 12:02 PM PDT
    jrazz22 — That’s true. But at least Anderson started a bunch of games in his career. Has Jenkins even been active yet? With as weak as SF’s WRs, that Jenkins can’t even get a sniff is embarrassing.
    ——————————————————–
    So what you’re saying is you’d rather waste time with a top 10 pick that’s a bust than move on from one early that’s a late 1st rd pick. Got it.

    Also, while Jenkins has been awful, there is still a chance he can turn it around, albeit a small chance.

  24. tokyosandblaster says: Aug 17, 2013 5:17 PM

    You’d think Vikings fans would want to pick him up before suggesting the Packers do. After all, it’s a fact that the Packers defense is better than the Vikings.

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