Bengals Release DE Jamaal Anderson

By Ernie Padaon

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

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.