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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 will be more flexible on offense under Tice

Posted Jan. 14, 2012 @ 8:08 p.m. ET
Indications are that Mike Tice will try to adjust his play-calling and scheme to fit his players, rather than rigidly force his players to adjust to fit his scheme.

Bears expected to push to re-sign Idonije

Posted Jan. 13, 2012 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
Despite not having hired a general manager yet, the Bears are believed to be very interested in re-signing free-agent-to-be Israel Idonije.

Bears to interview four candidates for GM job

Posted Jan. 11, 2012 @ 7:37 p.m. ET
The Bears announced on their website Wednesday that they will interview four candidates for their general manager job.

Georgia TE Orson Charles declares for draft

Posted Jan. 11, 2012 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
Georgia TE Orson Charles announced Wednesday that he is headed to the NFL.

Bears' Smith doing it his way

Posted Jan. 06, 2012 @ 6:09 p.m. ET
While there was no general manager in place to offer consultation, the Bears entrusted Lovie Smith with the power to hire their new offensive coordinator.

Cowboys likely to switch Smith to OLT in 2012

Posted Jan. 06, 2012 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
After a strong rookie season, the Cowboys are considering switching Tyron Smith to left tackle for 2012. Read all of this week's NFC Whispers.

Tice named Bears offensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 06, 2012 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
The Bears are promoting offensive-line coach Mike Tice to offensive coordinator, the team announced on Friday.

Bears DE Peppers' career sack total hits 100

Posted Jan. 05, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
The NFL announced Wednesday that DE Julius Peppers has been credited with a sack, instead of half a sack, in the Bears' Week 17 win over the Vikings.

Report: Bears ask to interview Ravens' DeCosta

Posted Jan. 05, 2012 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
The Bears have requested permission to interview Ravens director of player personnel Eric DeCosta for their GM opening, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Bears rookie report: Week 17

Posted Jan. 04, 2012 @ 4:50 a.m. ET
The Bears' rookie class went out with a whimper in Chicago's win over Minnesota in Week 17.

Bears 60-second rant: Going halfway not the best plan

Posted Jan. 04, 2012 @ 3:06 a.m. ET
If the Bears don't close the gap in the NFC North in 2012 and miss out on the postseason again, we could be talking about a whole new set of changes for the team one year from now.

Bears offensive coordinator Martz resigns

Posted Jan. 03, 2012 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
A busy day at Halas Hall continued Tuesday when the team announced that offensive coordinator Mike Martz and QB coach Shane Day will not return next season.

Angelo out as Bears GM

Posted Jan. 03, 2012 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
Bears president and CEO Ted Phillips informed Jerry Angelo on Tuesday morning that he would not return as the team's general manager.

No knee surgery needed for Bears' Urlacher

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 6 p.m. ET
Bears MLB Brian Urlacher underwent an MRI on his injured left knee Monday and the team confirmed that the exam revealed Urlacher suffered a sprained MCL and partially sprained PCL.

A look ahead at the Bears' 2012 opponents

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
The opponents for the Bears during the 2012 regular season are locked in and the Bears know which teams they will host and where they will travel.


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.