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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

Report: Toub to interview for Dolphins job

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
Bears special-teams coordinator Dave Toub will interview for the Dolphins' head-coaching position, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

Bears players of the week: Week 17

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr selects an offensive, defensive and special-teams player of the week for the Bears following their Week 17 win over the Vikings.

Bears snap losing skid, end season with win over Vikes

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
The Bears stopped their five-game losing streak with a 17-13 victory over the Minnesota Viking.

Vikings-Bears prediction

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
Here is senior editor Eric Edholm's prediction for Bears-Vikings on Sunday in Minnesota.

Bears-Vikings prediction

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 2:20 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr makes his prediction for the outcome of Sunday's game between the Bears and Vikings.

Questions mark Bears' secondary

Posted Dec. 31, 2011 @ 8:20 p.m. ET
Aside from Pro Bowl RCB Charles Tillman, the Bears are struggling to find stability in the secondary.

Bears-Vikings matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 30, 2011 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup as the Vikings and Bears get set to close their regular seasons off Sunday in Minnesota.

Bears fantasy report: Week 17

Posted Dec. 30, 2011 @ 10:38 a.m. ET
Does Roy Williams have fantasy value in Week 17 after a great Week 16? Here are some of the Bears' fantasy football options this week.

Bears-Vikings matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 29, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
With Adrian Peterson sidelined after tearing his ACL in Week 16, the Vikings will be relying on Percy Harvin, a speedy receiver and explosive playmaker, as much as ever.

Five Bears questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Dec. 29, 2011 @ 8:44 a.m. ET
Hub Arkush says the Bears have too many glaring needs elsewhere to spend time looking for Brian Urlacher's heir apparent in the 2012 draft.

Bears sign OL Williams to two-year extension

Posted Dec. 28, 2011 @ 7:14 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Wednesday that they have signed OG-C Edwin Williams to a two-year contract extension, locking him up through the 2013 season.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 28, 2011 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
Here is another key matchup to consider for Sunday's Vikings-Bears game in Minnesota.

Bears 60-second rant: Peppers, Hester not true snubs

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 11 p.m. ET
Julius Peppers and Devin Hester weren't shown any disrespect by not being named to the NFC Pro Bowl team this season.

Bears rookie report: Week 16

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 10:43 p.m. ET
With three of the Bears' five 2011 draft picks on injured reserve, it was another relatively quiet day for the team's rookies in Week 16.

Bears-Vikings matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 9:09 p.m. ET
Jared Allen will need a big day vs. the Bears to match or break Michael Strahan's NFL record for most sacks in a single season.


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.