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Chicago Bears

James Anderson

James Anderson - #50 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 235 lbs.
Birthday 09/26/1983
Birthplace Roanoke Rapids, NC
College Virginia Tech
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 3rd round, 24th pick by Panthers

Bears agree to terms with LB Costanzo

Posted March 13, 2012 @ 11:35 p.m. ET
The Bears continued their flurry of activity late on the first day of free agency, adding depth at linebacker by agreeing to terms with Blake Costanzo.

Bears sign QB Campbell

Posted March 13, 2012 @ 8:16 p.m. ET
The Bears have signed QB Jason Campbell to a one-year contract, adding depth behind Jay Cutler.

Bears closer to top after coup to land Marshall

Posted March 13, 2012 @ 6:21 p.m. ET
New Bears GM Phil Emery started off the NFL's free-agent signing period with a tremor-causing trade.

Bears acquire WR Marshall from Dolphins

Posted March 13, 2012 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
The Dolphins have traded WR Brandon Marshall for a pair of third-round picks, Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported on Tuesday.

Bears agree to terms with CB Jennings

Posted March 13, 2012 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
The Bears made a move before the start of free agency Tuesday, agreeing to terms with CB Tim Jennings on a two-year deal.

Bears tender offer to RB Bell

Posted March 12, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
The Bears tendered a qualifying offer to restricted free-agent RB Kahlil Bell on Monday, the team announced.

Bears head coach endorses Obama

Posted March 07, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
Bears head coach Lovie Smith appears in a new ad supporting President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.

Free-agent scouting report: Bears DE Israel Idonije

Posted March 06, 2012 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
Although he's 31, Bears DE Israel Idonije may be an attractive free-agent option for a team seeking a hardworking, versatile defensive lineman.

Bears place franchise tag on Forte

Posted March 02, 2012 @ 9:38 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Friday night that they have placed the franchise tag on RB Matt Forté.

Bears release Omiyale, Adams

Posted March 01, 2012 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
The Bears parted with two veteran linemen Thursday as they continued to prepare for free agency, which begins March 13.

After setbacks, 2011 rookies ready to make another go of it

Posted Feb. 29, 2012 @ 3 p.m. ET
After missing most or all of their rookie seasons, several high-profile second-year pros could make major contributions in Year Two.

Bears raise prices on most tickets

Posted Feb. 28, 2012 @ 11:59 a.m. ET
The Bears announced ticket prices for home games at Soldier Field in 2012, and the majority of seats will be more expensive for fans to purchase.

Report: Bears release DT Adams

Posted Feb. 26, 2012 @ 2:10 p.m. ET
The Bears released DT Anthony Adams on Sunday, creating more salary cap space before free agency begins.

Bears' Smith: New GM, but standard to win hasn't changed

Posted Feb. 23, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
Bears head coach Lovie Smith, who met with the media Thursday at the Combine, knows the stakes heading into next season.

Free-agent scouting report: Bears RB Matt Forte

Posted Feb. 22, 2012 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
Unable to sign Matt Forte to a long-term deal so far, the Bears have given him the franchise tag.


Posted March 24, 2013
The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with Anderson, the latest move in a major overhaul at the position.||||||| The deal announced Sunday comes two days after they signed D.J. Williams from Denver to replace Brian Urlacher. Anderson was released earlier this month. He figures to take over at strong side for Nick Roach, who signed with Oakland. The only returning starting linebacker for Chicago is perennial Pro Bowler Lance Briggs on the weak side.
Posted March 12, 2013
The agent for Anderson says his client has been informed that he's been released by the team.||||||| Anderson had three years left on a five-year, $22 million contract. The move represents only minimal salary cap savings for Carolina because they have to account for the remaining prorated portion of the $7 million signing bonus he received in 2011. Anderson has spent all six NFL seasons with the Panthers, starting 43 games over the past three years at strong side linebacker. He started 12 games last year and had 73 tackles but no sacks or interceptions.
Posted Dec. 02, 2012
Anderson left Sunday's game against Kansas City with an eye injury||||||| It was unclear when Anderson was hurt.
Posted Nov. 10, 2011
Anderson, the team's starting strongside linebacker and leading tackler, is active after rolling his ankle two days ago.||||||| Anderson seems like a safe play in IDP leagues.