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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 13

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 10:56 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 13 loss to the Chiefs.

Sticking with Hanie the best plan for Bears

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 6:47 p.m. ET
The Bears undoubtedly can be stubborn at times, but staying away from Brett Favre and Donovan McNabb is the most sensible move.

Report: Favre would listen to Bears about QB job

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
With two consecutive losses since Jay Cutler injured his thumb, the Bears appear to be a team in need of a quality quarterback. There just happens to be a former All-Pro signalcaller who may be interested in helping them out.

Report: Forte has Grade 2 MCL sprain

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
An MRI confirmed Matt Forté suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain in the Bears' loss to the Chiefs on Sunday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Bears players of the week: Week 13

Posted Dec. 04, 2011 @ 9:37 p.m. ET
Associate editor Dan Parr selects an offensive, defensive and special-teams player of the week for the Bears following their Week 13 loss to the Chiefs.

Bears lose Forte, fall to Chiefs

Posted Dec. 04, 2011 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Tyler Palko shook off two miserable starts and threw for 157 yards and a touchdown and the Chiefs beat Chicago 10-3 Sunday on a day when the Bears lost Matt Forte to a right knee injury.

Bears RB Forte leaves game with knee injury

Posted Dec. 04, 2011 @ 1:36 p.m. ET

Chiefs-Bears prediction

Posted Dec. 04, 2011 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr makes his prediction for the outcome of Sunday's game between the Chiefs and Bears.

Chiefs-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 03, 2011 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
With Caleb Haleb set to make his second career start, the Bears could use more of a shot in the arm from the return game than it provided last week.

Bears sign WR Bennett to four-year extension

Posted Dec. 02, 2011 @ 2:40 p.m. ET
The Bears signed WR Earl Bennett to a four-year contract extension on Friday. Bennett was due to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Martz's future with Bears unsettled

Posted Dec. 02, 2011 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
It remains unclear whether there is substance to the rumors linking Mike Martz to head-coaching vacancies in the college ranks.

Bears fantasy report: Week 13

Posted Dec. 02, 2011 @ 11:43 a.m. ET
Is Marion Barber worth starting? Here are some of the Bears' fantasy football options this week.

Chiefs-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 02, 2011 @ 10:03 a.m. ET
Dwayne Bowe has cooled off after a hot start to the season, but he still has the potential to go off if the Bears give him a chance to.

Chiefs-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 01, 2011 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Bears DE Julius Peppers has the strength to win battles against Chiefs OLT Branden Albert.

Five Bears questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Dec. 01, 2011 @ 9:42 a.m. ET
In this week's edition of "Five questions," PFW publisher/editor and Bears expert Hub Arkush says it's wishful thinking to expect significant improvement from Caleb Hanie in Week 13.


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.