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Newest Bengals Defensive Lineman Jamaal Anderson Wants More Snaps As A Defensive Tackle

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The Cincinnati Bengals announced on March 23, 2012 that defensive linemen Derrick Harvey and Jamaal Anderson agreed to terms to play God's sport of football in Cincinnati. Anderson signed a rather surprising two-year deal worth $5.5 million in a move many of us suspected was in direct response to the team losing Jonathan Fanene and Frostee Rucker earlier that month.

Despite the team failing to sign Amobi Okoye as a defensive tackle pass rusher, the Bengals overall plan may have been to move Anderson inside during pass rushing situations -- especially on third and long -- much like the way Cincinnati used Jonathan Fanene. And the newest Bengals defensive lineman wouldn't mind one bit.

“I know I'll be playing end and tackle, similar to what I was doing last year," he said. "Hopefully, I can get a little bit more play in at tackle. I plan on continuing to do what I do at defensive end, and I can do some more pass rushing at tackle."