Veteran with 48 career starts began first Bengals season in 2012, but was lost to season-ending quad injury in Game 2 ... Spent first four seasons with Atlanta before moving to Indianapolis for 2011 ... Played 15 games for Colts in ’11, logging 3.0 sacks, a 47-yard fumble return for TD and his second career blocked FG ... First-round draft pick of Falcons in 2007.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Atlanta in first round of 2007 NFL Draft (eighth overall) ... Signed with Falcons on 7-27-07 ... Released by Atlanta on 7-29-11 ... Signed as free agent with Indianapolis on 8-2-11 ... Became an unrestricted free agent after 2011 season ... Signed as UFA with Bengals on 3-24-12.
2012 RECAP: Played in Games 1-2 for Bengals, logging four tackles ... Placed Sept. 18 on Reserve/Injured list due to torn quad tendon suffered Sept. 16 vs. Cleveland ... Played in all four preseason games, with three starts at LDE.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2007—Started all 16 games as a Falcons rookie, logging 45 tackles, three passes defensed and forced fumble ... His forced fumble Oct. 7 at Tennessee was returned 56 yards for TD by Atlanta’s DeAngelo Hall.
2008—Started 15 games for 11-5 Atlanta playoff team with 36 tackles, two sacks, three passes defensed and blocked FG ... Had first career sack in Oct. 12 win vs. Chicago ... Had sack Oct. 26 at Philadelphia ... Blocked FG attempt in win Nov. 30 at San Diego ... Inactive for regular-season finale and Wild Card playoff loss at Arizona game due to high ankle sprain.
2009—Played and started 13 games for Atlanta with 34 tackles, 0.5 sacks and two passes defensed.
2010—Played 16 games with three starts for 13-3 Falcons team that won NFC South ... Had two tackles in playoff game, a Divisional loss vs. Green Bay on 1-15-11.
2011—Played in 15 Indianapolis games after signing as free agent ... Returned first career fumble recovery 47 yards for TD Sept. 25 vs. Pittsburgh and helped limit Steelers to 28-for-67 rushing (2.4) ... Had sack Oct. 23 at New Orleans ... Blocked a FG attempt Nov. 27 vs. Carolina — second blocked FG of career and first by a Colt since 2004 ... One sack 1-1-12 at Jacksonville.
COLLEGE: Played three seasons (2004-06) at Arkansas and entered NFL draft after his junior year ... Totaled 17.5 sacks, and his 13.5 sacks as a junior led the Southeastern Conference and ranked third in the nation ... Also as a junior ranked second in SEC with average of 1.43 tackles-for-loss per game ... Four sacks as a sophomore.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Little Rock, Ark. ... Attended Parkview High School, where he was a standout WR in addition to starring at DE, leaving school as Parkview’s all-time leading receiver ... Sociology major at Arkansas, and was a member of the school’s Lon Farrell Academic Honor Roll ... Father, Glenn, is deaf, and Jamaal is fluent in sign language.
James Harrison and Jamaal Anderson aren't saying. But when Harrison arrives at Paul Brown Stadium on May 13, Anderson has agreed to give him his No. 92, the one Harrison wore for such distinction as a five-time Pro Bowl for the Steelers.