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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

Relationship between Cutler, Martz under microscope

Posted Oct. 21, 2011 @ 3:17 a.m. ET
Observers around the league are wondering if there is a serious problem brewing between the Bears' Jay Cutler and Mike Martz.

Bears-Buccaneers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 20, 2011 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
The Bears have been inconsistent running the ball, and the Bucs have also been very up-and-down defending the run.

Five Bears questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Oct. 20, 2011 @ 11:14 a.m. ET
In this week's edition of Five Questions, PFW publisher and editor and Bears expert Hub Arkush says he thinks it's a given that Mike Martz will not be back with the Bears next season.

Bears-Buccaneers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 6:52 p.m. ET
Donald Penn is athletic for his size, but he should struggle against Julius Peppers' combination of quickness and strength.

Bears 60-second rant: Prove it against winning team

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
If the Bears can't beat the teams with better records than their own in October and November, they won't get a chance to surprise anyone come playoff time.

Bradshaw, Coleman and Hester NFC Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw, Eagles S Kurt Coleman and Bears WR-RS Devin Hester were named NFC Players of Week Six.

Briggs: Bears players, management not on same page

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
The Bears are coming off a win in Week Six, but all is not well at Halas Hall.

Bears rookie report: Week Six

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 2:58 a.m. ET
Undrafted WR Dane Sanzenbacher had only one catch Sunday, but it was a big one.

Bears-Buccaneers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
Devin Hester is capable of burning the Bucs, but only if Michel Koenen gives him a chance to make a return.

Bears WR Hester slapped at casino

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 5:35 p.m. ET
A suburban Chicago man has been charged with one misdemeanor count of battery after allegedly slapping Bears WR Devin Hester in the back of the head at a casino.

The First Fifteen: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
In this early look at the league's action in Week Seven, we talk Tim Tebow, the rest of the QB changes potentially afoot, and plenty more.

Bears need Peppers at his best

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
Despite being listed as doubtful for the game on Friday, Julius Peppers played Sunday night vs. the Vikings and was far more effective than he had been in previous weeks.

Bears stock report: Week Six

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 4:35 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 Six win over the Vikings.

Smith says Hester's chest injury not serious

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
Chicago Bears star Devin Hester should be OK after leaving Sunday's win over Minnesota with a chest injury, according to coach Lovie Smith.

Bears players of the week: Week Six

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 2:29 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr selects an offensive, defensive and special-teams player of the game for the Bears following their win over the Vikings.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

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.

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