After Ellis surprised the Bears with his retirement announcement on Thursday, Chicago went out and signed defensive end Jamaal Anderson to a one-year deal, the team announced. Both Ellis and Anderson are former top-10 picks.
Anderson spent four seasons in Atlanta before signing with the Colts as a free agent in 2011. Anderson had been cut by the Falcons for not living up to the hype of a top-10 pick. The former Arkansas star recorded only 4½ sacks during his four seasons in Atlanta.