The Bears announced that restricted free-agent DE Mark Anderson has signed his one-year tender offer.
Anderson is expected to share the starting DE job opposite newly acquired Julius Peppers along with Israel Idonije. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
In four seasons with the Bears, Anderson has started 17 of 62 games played, recording 130 tackles, 21½ sacks, five forced fumbles, 13 tackles for losses and seven pass breakups. In 2006, Anderson registered 12 sacks, the most ever by a Bears rookie and most by a Chicago player since Richard Dent recorded 13½ in 1993. But he has displayed only flashes of his rookie form the last three seasons.
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