It hasn't been a great offseason for former eighth overall picks. Rolando McClain, the eighth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Raiders, was cut by Oakland in April. Now the eighth overall pick in the 2007 draft is out of a job too as the Cincinnati Bengals announced on Wednesday that they've released defensive end Jamaal Anderson. Anderson was drafted by the Falcons in 2007 and spent four seasons in Atlanta before signing with the Colts as a free agent before the 2011 season. After one season with Indianapolis, Anderson made the short move to Cincinnati in March 2012 when he signed a two-year, $5.5 million deal with the Bengals. Anderson's Bengals career consisted of seeing action in exactly two games. Anderson tore his quadricep in a Week 2 win over the Browns last season and was eventually placed on injured reserve. As for McClain, he's currently retired, back in school and trying to clear his name of criminal charges.
Bengals release Jamaal Anderson, former Falcons 8th overall pick
CBS Sports | Jul 11