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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

Spotlight on Bears GM Angelo unrelenting

Posted Dec. 18, 2011 @ 12:06 a.m. ET
Recent developments surrounding the Bears have done nothing to take any heat off GM Jerry Angelo, who is reportedly considering retirement.

Seahawks-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 17, 2011 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
There's no secret to stopping the Bears' offense while it's without QB Jay Cutler, who is still recovering from thumb surgery.

Bears waive WR Hurd

Posted Dec. 16, 2011 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
The Bears waived WR Sam Hurd on Friday. He was arrested Wednesday evening on federal drug charges.

Seahawks-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 16, 2011 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
The Seahawks felt the wrath of Devin Hester early last season, but they didn't shy away from kicking to him the next time they had a chance to.

Bears fantasy report: Week 15

Posted Dec. 16, 2011 @ 11:16 a.m. ET
Is Jay Cutler done for the fantasy season or not? Here are some of the Bears' fantasy football options this week.

Bears WR Hurd arrested on federal drug charge

Posted Dec. 15, 2011 @ 6:45 p.m. ET
Bears WR Sam Hurd was arrested on Wednesday evening in Chicago on federal drug charges. 

Seahawks-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 15, 2011 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
Seahawks safeties Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas have the range and playmaking ability to cause problems for Caleb Hanie.

Bears RB Barber dodges full media contingent

Posted Dec. 15, 2011 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
RB Marion Barber broke his silence Thursday, but did so by speaking only to reps from the Bears' website and flagship radio station.

Seahawks-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 14, 2011 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch can wear down a defense with leg drive, good balance and a punishing running style.

Bears 60-second rant: Big changes could be afoot

Posted Dec. 13, 2011 @ 9:50 p.m. ET
The story line for the Bears is already shifting with a playoff appearance looking highly unlikely.

Seahawks-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 13, 2011 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
This is a week where Julius Peppers could dominate if the Seahawks don't do all they can to help OLT Paul McQuistan.

Bears rookie report: Week 14

Posted Dec. 13, 2011 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
Rookie third-round pick Chris Conte made his eight-straight start at free safety Sunday, but his most notable contribution wasn't a positive one.

Debunking the Tebow mystique

Posted Dec. 12, 2011 @ 7:18 p.m. ET
Denver's Tim Tebow has had an incredible run of luck, writes PFW's Hub Arkush, but he remains an obviously flawed NFL quarterback.

Barber's mistakes the most glaring of many by Bears

Posted Dec. 12, 2011 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Marion Barber is taking well-deserved heat for his miscues, but one has to look beyond him to figure out why the Bears are in the predicament they are in.

Bears stock report: Week 14

Posted Dec. 12, 2011 @ 3:13 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 14 loss to the Broncos.


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.