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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-Lions matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 05, 2011 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
The Bears need more from Julius Peppers, and he could deliver against Detroit.

Chicago, city of slumped shoulders

Posted Oct. 05, 2011 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk examines the hatred Bears fans seem to have for QB Jay Cutler and wonders where it came from considering the noted lack of All-Pro passers in the team's long history.

Rodgers, Orakpo and Hester named NFC Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 05, 2011 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, Redskins LB Brian Orakpo and Bears RS Devin Hester were NFC Players of the Week for Week Four.

Bears rookie report: Week Four

Posted Oct. 05, 2011 @ 3:58 a.m. ET
Five of the Bears' nine rookies were active in Sunday's win over the Panthers.

The First Fifteen: Week Five

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
Here's an early look at the Week Five action, the first shortened (and the bye isn't coming at a great time for a few teams) week of the 2011 NFL season.

Week Four Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Aaron Rodgers, Tamba Hali and Devin Hester as its Players of the Week.

Bears 60-second rant: Don't understate importance of Week Five

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 2:33 a.m. ET
Falling three games behind in the NFC North race might be too much for the Bears to overcome.

Bears defense under fire with Lions lurking

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 5:59 p.m. ET
The Bears' running game and special teams bailed out their defense Sunday against the Panthers.

Bears stock report: Week Four

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 4:40 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 Four win over the Panthers.

Bears players of the week: Week Four

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr selects and offensive, defensive and special-teams player of the game for the Bears following their win over the Panthers.

Shorts and Shells: Week Four

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 3:56 a.m. ET
We discuss Cam Newton's distaste for big numbers in close losses; the controversial finish to Giants-Cardinals; the amazing start by wide receivers; and plenty more.

Hester sets return record in Bears win

Posted Oct. 02, 2011 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Devin Hester set an NFL record with his 11th punt return for a touchdown as the Bears beat Cam Newton and the Panthers 34-29 on Sunday.

Panthers-Bears prediction

Posted Oct. 02, 2011 @ 11:45 a.m. ET
The Bears are a better team than the Panthers, but not so much better that they can overcome a multi-turnover game by Jay Cutler.

Panthers downgrade CB Gamble to out

Posted Oct. 01, 2011 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Panthers CB Chris Gamble (concussion) did not travel with the team to Chicago for its Week Four game against the Bears. Darius Butler will start in his place.

Panthers-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 01, 2011 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
A long return or two from Devin Hester would provide a much-needed boost to the struggling Bears offense.

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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