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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

McCown to start for Bears Sunday night

Posted Dec. 21, 2011 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Tuesday that QB Josh McCown will start Sunday vs. the Packers.

Bears 60-second rant: Making a list

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 9:20 p.m. ET
Getting Jay Cutler back will help the Bears next season, but there are many other questions the team will need to address this offseason.

Willie Gault, five others named in SEC lawsuit

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
Federal regulators have sued former NFL WR Willie Gault and five other people, accusing them of taking part in a scam to artificially inflate the stock of a company.

Bears rookie report: Week 15

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 6:37 p.m. ET
Bears rookie WR Dane Sanzenbacher ended his streak of six games without a catch Sunday vs. the Seahawks.

Bears-Packers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups in the Packers' Week 16 game vs. the Bears on Christmas night at Lambeau Field.  

The First Fifteen: Week 16

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
Previewing the early story lines including Giants-Jets, Eagles-Cowboys, Saints-Falcons and the rest of the key Week 16 matchups.

More knee surgery for Bears OT Carimi

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 9:24 a.m. ET
Bears rookie OT Gabe Carimi will reportedly undergo surgery on his right knee that will require about four months to rehabilitate.

Bears place Knox, Conte on injured reserve

Posted Dec. 19, 2011 @ 6:46 p.m. ET
The Bears have placed WR Johnny Knox and FS Chris Conte on injured reserve, ending the season for both players.

Bears need to find out what they have in Enderle

Posted Dec. 19, 2011 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
The Bears should get rookie QB Nathan Enderle some playing time sooner rather than later.

Bears stock report: Week 15

Posted Dec. 19, 2011 @ 2:57 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 15 loss to the Seahawks.

Smith: Knox done for the season

Posted Dec. 19, 2011 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
At his press conference Monday, head coach Lovie Smith announced that WR Johnny Knox would miss the rest of the season.

Bears players of the week: Week 15

Posted Dec. 19, 2011 @ 5:30 a.m. ET
Associate editor Dan Parr selects an offensive, defensive and special-teams player of the week for the Bears following their Week 15 loss to the Seahawks.

Bears WR Knox to undergo back surgery Monday

Posted Dec. 18, 2011 @ 8:23 p.m. ET
Bears WR Johnny Knox suffered a serious back injury during the team's Week 15 game against the Seahawks and will undergo surgery on Monday.

Seahawks pound Bears behind two defensive TDs

Posted Dec. 18, 2011 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Red Bryant returned an interception 20 yards for the go-ahead TD in the third quarter Sunday and the Seahawks kept their faint playoff hopes alive by routing the Bears 38-14.

Seahawks-Bears prediction

Posted Dec. 18, 2011 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr makes his prediction for the outcome of Sunday's game between the Seahawks and Bears.


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.