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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 fantasy report: Week Four

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
Is there concern for Matt Forté's 0.2 yards per carry last week? Can WR Dane Sanzenbacher continue his TD run? Here's a look at some of the Bears' fantasy football options this week.

Panthers-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 10:49 a.m. ET
It would be no surprise if Chicago's cover-2 defense gives Cam Newton problems and creates at least one turnover.

Forte a rare Bear

Posted Sept. 29, 2011 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
Matt Forté is the best, and often only, thing the Bears' offense has going for it, and he's not happy the organization has yet to give him the reward he seeks.

Bears-Panthers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 29, 2011 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
The Bears' pass protection is still a concern, and it will be tested off the edges Sunday against the Panthers.

Five Bears questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Sept. 29, 2011 @ 9:45 a.m. ET
In this week's edition of Five Questions, PFW publisher and editor and Bears expert Hub Arkush says Chris Harris is one of the most overrated Bears players.

Panthers-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 28, 2011 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
The Bears' running game has a good chance of reappearing in a big way against the Panthers.

Bears rookie report: Week Three

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 9:12 p.m. ET
The biggest contribution from a Bears rookie in Week Three came from an undrafted one — WR Dane Sanzenbacher.

Bears 60-second rant: WR Williams proving doubters right

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 7:57 p.m. ET
Some people dismissed Mike Martz's preseason praise of Roy Williams as pie in the sky, and thus far, Williams is proving skeptics correct.

Panthers-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
Teams have attacked the Bears' pass defense in the seams with tight ends thus far, and have had success doing it.

Fox fails with fake Cutler criticism

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
Fox Sports recently aired a story on Jay Cutler, in which it fabricated newspaper headlines to make its story look stronger, writes Barry Jackson.

Forte's agent, Bears at 'philosophical crossroads'

Posted Sept. 26, 2011 @ 6:07 p.m. ET
PFW contacted the two men — Jerry Angelo and agent Adisa Bakari — at the center of Matt Forté's contract situation for an update on where things stand.

Bears stock report: Week Three

Posted Sept. 26, 2011 @ 4:02 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 Three loss to the Packers.

Bears players of the week: Week Three

Posted Sept. 26, 2011 @ 5:02 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr selects an offensive, defensive and special-teams player of the game for the Bears, coming off their loss to the Packers.

Rodgers, Finley lead Packers over Bears

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 8:46 p.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers threw for 297 yards, including three touchdown passes to Jermichael Finley, and the Packers shut down the Bears 27-17.

Packers-Bears prediction

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr makes his prediction for the outcome of Sunday's game between the Packers and Bears.

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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