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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 stock report: Week 16

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 8:31 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr gives his stock analysis of the Bears and identifies who, or what, is on the rise or decline following their Week 16 loss to the Packers.

Vikings 60-second rant: Webb should get another crack

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 7:36 p.m. ET
The Vikings need to sit Christian Ponder for his own good and go with Joe Webb in Week 17 against the Bears.

Cutler and Forte done for the season

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
The Bears announced on Tuesday that they have ruled out QB Jay Cutler and RB Matt Forté for the Week 17 game vs. the Vikings, placing both on injured reserve.

Bears players of the week: Week 16

Posted Dec. 26, 2011 @ 2:12 p.m. ET
Associate editor Dan Parr selects an offensive, defense and special-teams player of the week for the Bears following their Week 16 loss to the Packers.

Packers beat Bears 35-21, clinch No. 1 seed

Posted Dec. 25, 2011 @ 11:37 p.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers threw five touchdown passes for the first time in his career as Green Bay nailed down the No. 1 seed in the NFC, beating Chicago 35-21 on Sunday night.

Barber inactive; Briggs, Hester active for Packers game

Posted Dec. 25, 2011 @ 7:38 p.m. ET
Bears RB Marion Barber (calf) is inactive for the Christmas night game at Green Bay, putting No. 3 RB Kahlil Bell into the starting role.

Bears-Packers prediction

Posted Dec. 25, 2011 @ 11 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr makes his prediction for the outcome of Sunday's game between the Bears and Packers.

Bears-Packers prediction

Posted Dec. 25, 2011 @ 2:53 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his prediction for the Week 16 showdown vs. the Bears on Christmas night at Lambeau Field.  

Bears back to drawing board on complementing Peppers

Posted Dec. 23, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
The Bears will be resuming their search for an edge rusher to complement Julius Peppers after the season.

Bears fantasy report: Week 16

Posted Dec. 23, 2011 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
Does Josh McCown give any of the Bears' WRs fantasy value? Here are some of the team's fantasy football options this week.

Bears-Packers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 23, 2011 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
The Packers' defensive backs shouldn't have a problem keeping the Bears' receivers from picking up yards in big chunks Sunday.

Five Bears questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Dec. 22, 2011 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
In this week's edition of "Five questions," PFW publisher/editor and Bears expert Hub Arkush shares his short list of candidates to succeed Jerry Angelo and Mike Martz if they do not return in 2012.

Bears-Packers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 22, 2011 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of four key matchups in the Packers' Week 16 game vs. the Bears on Christmas night at Lambeau Field.

Bear sign WR Jurovich to practice squad

Posted Dec. 21, 2011 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
The Bears signed WR Kevin Jurovich to their practice squad Wednesday.

Bears-Packers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 21, 2011 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
Julius Peppers, who has 10 sacks this season, has the power, quickness and agility to dominate against Packers OLT Marshall Newhouse.


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.