Jamaal Anderson DL CHI 4 Months

Free agent DE Jamaal Anderson is participating in Saints rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

As is free agent WR/KR Armanti Edwards. Anderson, the eighth overall pick in 2007, was out of the league last season after lasting just 24 days on the Bears' roster last summer. He has just 7.5 career sacks through 77 games.

Jamaal Anderson DL CHI Aug 17 '13

Bears released DE Jamaal Anderson.

Anderson lasted 24 days with the Bears 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, and he may not be fully recovered from the torn quadriceps that ended his 2012 season. Anderson is just a rotational run defender.

Jamaal Anderson DL CHI Jul 25 '13

Bears signed DE Jamaal Anderson, formerly of the Bengals.

Anderson, the No. 8 overall pick of the Falcons in the 2007 draft, was released by the Bengals two weeks ago. He has just 7.5 career sacks through 77 games. Anderson takes the roster spot vacated by retired DT Sedrick Ellis.

Jamaal Anderson DL CHI Jul 10 '13

Bengals released DE Jamaal Anderson.

The move saves $2.5 million in cap space. The Falcons' 2007 first-round pick (No. 8 overall), Anderson appeared in only two games last season before tearing his quad. A rotational end the past three seasons after flaming out as a starter, Anderson has played just 918 snaps since 2010. A better run defender than pass rusher, Anderson should be able to latch on somewhere as a camp body, but will be far from a guarantee for a roster spot.

Jamaal Anderson DL CHI Sep 18 '12

Bengals placed DE Jamaal Anderson (quadriceps) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Anderson will undergo surgery later this week to repair the quadriceps muscle torn in Week 2. The former Falcons first-rounder had been playing as a rotational end behind Carlos Dunlap, Michael Johnson and Robert Geathers.

Jamaal Anderson DL CHI Sep 17 '12

Bengals DE Jamaal Anderson is likely out for the season after tearing his quadriceps muscle in Week 2.

Jamaal Anderson DL CHI Sep 16 '12

Bengals DE Jamaal Anderson left Sunday's game against the Browns with a left leg injury.

It looked like a knee injury. Anderson tried to plant and his knee just gave out. He is a reserve defensive end but was seeing plenty of action with Carlos Dunlap out.

Jamaal Anderson DL CHI Mar 23 '12

Bengals signed DE Jamaal Anderson, formerly of the Colts.

Joining Derrick Harvey, Anderson is the second former No. 8 pick in the draft to surface with Cincinnati on the same day. Still only 26 years old, Anderson was a rotational left end and defensive tackle in Indy last season, managing just 24 tackles and three sacks in 15 games. Pro Football Focus did grade Anderson as a serviceable run defender, but he's been a major NFL bust.

Jamaal Anderson DL CHI Mar 16 '12

Free agent DL Jamaal Anderson will reportedly visit the Bengals.

The Bengals have set their sights low in replacing Frostee Ruster and Jonathan Fanene. Anderson and DT Andre Fluellen, also scheduled to visit, are purely backups.

Jamaal Anderson DL CHI Aug 01 '11

Colts signed DL Jamaal Anderson to a one-year contract.

The eighth pick in the 2007 draft will try to rekindle his career as a rotational lineman with a contender. Anderson, who looks like Julius Peppers getting off the bus at 6-foot-6, 290, is an odd fit for the Colts. Indy usually likes its ends light, quick, and explosive, and its tackles to be low-to-the-ground gap shooters. Anderson clearly doesn't fit either profile.