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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 players of the week: Week 11

Posted Nov. 21, 2011 @ 12:24 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 11 win over the Chargers.

Bears confirm Cutler has broken thumb; Mannelly tears ACL

Posted Nov. 21, 2011 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
The Bears confirmed Monday that Jay Cutler has a broken right thumb, but indicated that no date has been set for a surgical procedure.

Reports: Bears QB Cutler has broken thumb

Posted Nov. 20, 2011 @ 9:31 p.m. ET
The Bears received bad news after extending their winning streak to five, as QB Jay Cutler reportedly broke the thumb on his throwing hand.

Bears continue winning ways, top Chargers 31-20

Posted Nov. 20, 2011 @ 7:44 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler threw for 286 yards and two touchdowns, and the Bears won their fifth straight, beating Philip Rivers and the Chargers 31-20 on Sunday.

Chargers-Bears prediction

Posted Nov. 20, 2011 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
Associate editor Dan Parr makes his prediction for the outcome of Sunday's game between the Chargers and Bears.

Chargers-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 19, 2011 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
He may have lost a step, but Antonio Gates can still be highly effective and will be a difficult assignment for Bears defenders.

Bears place OT Carimi on I.R.

Posted Nov. 18, 2011 @ 2:01 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Friday that they have placed rookie OT Gabe Carimi on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Moore, Stafford fined for last Sunday's fight

Posted Nov. 18, 2011 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
The NFL handed out fines on Friday for a fight between players from the Bears and Lions in last Sunday's game.

Chargers-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 18, 2011 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
After showing off his skills against Lions WR Calvin Johnson in Week 10, Charles Tillman will get another chance to cover one of the league's top receivers on Sunday.

Bears fantasy report: Week 11

Posted Nov. 18, 2011 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
Is Roy Williams really worth considering for a fantasy start? Here are some of the Bears' fantasy football options this week.

Bears still searching for right mix at DE

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 10:12 p.m. ET
The Bears were hopeful that Corey Wootton would take a big step this season, but he doesn't appear to be making much progress.

Chargers-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
San Diego's patchwork offensive line could be in for a long and difficult outing Sunday.

Five Bears questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 10:05 a.m. ET
In this week's edition of "Five questions," PFW publisher/editor and Bears expert Hub Arkush says the Bears should be just fine without Chris Williams.

Packers' Rodgers leads Pro Bowl voting

Posted Nov. 16, 2011 @ 5 p.m. ET
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has the most Pro Bowl votes of any player in the NFL. Patriots QB Tom Brady is second with and Lions WR Calvin Johnson is third.

Chargers-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 16, 2011 @ 3 p.m. ET
Philip Rivers' uncharacteristically sloppy play has played a big role in the Chargers' struggles over the past month.


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.