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Jamaal Anderson Lands With Colts After Falcons Cut, According To Report

According to Pro Football Talk, former Atlanta Falcons DL Jamaal Anderson has signed a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts. Anderson was cut Friday morning in a move that appeared to help make room for incoming DE Ray Edwards, Atlanta's big free agency prize of the year.

Anderson never lived up to his draft standing during his time in Atlanta, producing only about one sack per season as a defensive end. He moved inside toward the end of his Falcons stint, where he was more effective, but still not quite valuable enough to justify what was still a top-10 pick's salary.

Remember, rookies didn't always sign deals for like $39,000, all guaranteed!

The Colts have the NFL's best bookend set of pass rushing ends, so Anderson won't be under any pressure to carry the load himself. He'll also have plenty of talent to learn from. Might be a good situation for him.


Name Pos. Age Status Word on the street


Brent Grimes CB 28 RFA


Brian Finneran WR 35 UFA Won't re-sign; STL target


Brian Williams CB 32 UFA Won't re-sign


Eric Weems KR 26 RFA ATL: 1-Yr


Harvey Dahl RG 30 UFA STL: 4-Yr


Jamaal Anderson DL 25 Cut IND: 1-Yr


Jason Snelling RB 27 UFA


Jerious Norwood HB 27 UFA Won't re-sign; STL target


Justin Blalock LG 27 UFA ATL: 6-Yr, $38M


Matt Bryant K 36 UFA ATL: 4-Yr


Michael Jenkins WR 29 Cut MIN: 3-Yr


Michael Koenen P 29 UFA TB: 6-Yr, $19.5M


Mike Peterson OLB 35 UFA ATL: 1-Yr


Ray Edwards DE 26 UFA ATL: 5-Yr, $30M


Stephen Nicholas OLB 28 UFA ATL: 5-Yr, $17.5M


Tyson Clabo RT 29 UFA ATL: 5-Yr, $25-27M

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