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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 DE McClellin aims for steady progress

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
Bears DE Shea McClellin told PFW he's no longer dealing with the effects of a concussion and is trying to get better each week.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears' skid is boosting Packers

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
The Packers have nosed back into the division lead after a victory over the Vikings and a Bears defeat at home to the Seahawks.

Thrilling win could be turning point for Wilson, Seahawks

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 11:01 p.m. ET
You can’t help but think this must be a turning point for a young Seahawks squad that finally showed some swagger away from home.

Smith sticks neck out, takes punch in Bears' loss

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
Coming off last season’s second-half collapse, the Bears are flirting with another implosion — one that could have franchise-altering consequences.

Seahawks rally for big road win over Bears

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 5:01 p.m. ET
Russell Wilson connected with Sidney Rice on a 13-yard touchdown with 7:33 left in overtime to lift the Seahawks to a wild 23-17 victory over the Bears.

Report: Vikings DE Allen fined $21,000

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Vikings DE Jared Allen was fined $21,000 for his blind-side block on Bears OG Lance Louis, according to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Bears promote LB Trahan

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
The Bears promoted LB Patrick Trahan from the practice squad to the active roster.

NFL great Jack Pardee ill with cancer

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 9:30 p.m. ET
Jack Pardee, a five-time All-Pro linebacker and an NFL coach, has been diagnosed with gall bladder cancer and has six to nine months to live.

Bears add OL Gurode, waive DT Okoye

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 6:11 p.m. ET
The Bears signed OG-C Andre Gurode on Tuesday and waived DT Amobi Okoye.

Key matchup: Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch vs. Bears run defense

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
Dan Arkush focuses on Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch vs. the Bears’ run defense Sunday at Soldier Field.

NFC North Spin cycle: Vikings can't stop Bears

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
The Bears are back in control of the NFC North after beating the Vikings soundly and watching the Giants shut down the Packers on Sunday night.

Bears place ORG Louis on I.R.

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
The Bears placed ORG Lance Louis on injured reserve with a knee injury, the team announced Monday.

Bears top Vikings but at costly price

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
The Bears made a statement in the NFC North but lost five starters in the process; the shocking number of pick-sixes in the NFL; and more observations from Week 12.

Cutler returns, Bears top Vikings

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler threw for 188 yards and a touchdown after missing a game because of a concussion, and the Bears got a 28-10 victory over the Vikings on Sunday.

Report: Bears QB Cutler will start vs. Vikings

Posted Nov. 24, 2012 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler has been cleared to return from the concussion he suffered in Week 10 and will start Sunday vs. the Vikings, according to a CBS report.

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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