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

Bengals Release DE Jamaal Anderson

The Cincinnati Bengals have released DE/DT Jamaal Anderson today to give them some room under the cap. Anderson only played in 2 games for the Bengals before he lost the season with an injury.

He has been a bust of a selection for the Falcons in that draft. He was selected over players like Patrick Willis and Darrelle Revis in 2007. I am sure the Falcons fans mention that often on their message boards.

I am not saying that he would be a steal or even is a good player, but have you seen the depth for the Chargers on the defensive line? It is shaky at best. We can’t rely on our stud starters to play all 16 games without having a bump or bruise come up somewhere. We need to add some depth.

Anderson would be a cheap option that could compete for a role on the Chargers defense. He did play for the Colts for a season, so Tom Telesco should know a little about him.

Not a stud, but someone that could compete for a job on our roster. Plus he looks like Ludacris.

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  • Gunnar Martin

    He totally looks like Ludacris!! He’s my favorite from FF6…

  • blu3ny3llow

    Move b!@CH get out the way….

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  • Adam

    SO weird! I was just scrolling Down to say how much he looks like ludacris and 3 other peeps already noticed!

    • Gunnar Martin

      I was trying to piece together what was so familiar about him, but then EP helped me out (thx dude!) at the very end of the article. LOVE Luda.

  • ECAVILLE/Ace of Spades

    It wouldn’t be such a Ludicrous move to give him a shot.

  • arnie

    Pass. there’s depth and then there is taking up space. I don’t know much about the young man, but if the falcons thought he was a disappointment, and now the team of mis-fit players, felt they can get by without him, why would we want to look in his direction?
    the Chargers have cap issues as well. As far as playing time, it sounds like he isn’t that much more experienced, the the UDFA.

  • Alter Ego

    Nah…he’s a Raider

  • Michael Johnson

    If he takes an extremely low wage, then why not? Similar to the Tebow deal in NE. Let him compete at least through training camp. We have taken other players that were “busts” because of no production or injuries (see Denario Alexander). I don’t think it’s a bad idea to let him come in. If he sucks, he’s gone before the start of the season. Definitely worth a shot.

    • arnie

      True. Now consider this, the Chargers bring him in, he is then taking away snaps from, rookie players that need them, that could be contributors, now. and eventual starters.

      • Michael Johnson

        There aren’t too many rookies in that position, so the impact would be minimal. And he either is so bad he’s cut after Preseason Game 1 or he does a good enough job to make a team. The potential positives outweigh the negatives IMO.

        • arnie

          Well that’s just it, when it comes to making the most of opportunities, nothing is minimal. These guys are fighting for playing time. The guy has been i the league for 6 seasons and really hasn’t done anything. I for one am tired of players, that don’t produce an, take up rosters spots.
          All I’m saying is, there are better FA on the market that can add depth.

  • blackroseMD1

    Loved him as a Razorback, but he hasn’t really done much in the NFL. He’s got, what, 9.5 sacks in 6 or 7 years?

    If he’s willing to take the minimum, then sure. Otherwise, I think we can do better, even for just depth.

  • surge619

    Haha plus he looks like ludacris lol screw it bring in that dept