The Chicago Bears released veteran defensive end Jamaal Anderson on Saturday, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Jamaal Anderson’s short tenure with the Chicago Bears has come to an end. The eighth overall pick of the 2007 NFL draft by Atlanta, Anderson was selected by the Falcons when Bears general manager Phil Emery served with the club as its director of college scouting. Anderson has 132 career tackles, 7½ sacks , 10 pass breakups, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. The transaction represents yet another disappointment for a player who was once viewed as so promising a pass rusher that the Falcons took him with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft.