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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

Urlacher leaves Chicago to deal with family emergency

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 9:58 a.m. ET
Bears LB Brian Urlacher reportedly left Chicago on Tuesday to deal with a family emergency in Arizona, and his status for Sunday is uncertain.

Bears rookie report: Week One

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 9:41 p.m. ET
Six of the nine rookies on the Bears' roster played in Week One, and the lone starter in the group, ORT Gabe Carimi, struggled at times in his debut.

Bears-Saints matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 9:16 p.m. ET
Chicago's offensive tackles — J'Marcus Webb and Gabe Carimi — will face a very different style of defense, one that could be blitzing more often than not, in Week Two.

60-second rant: Worth it for Bears to wait on Forté

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 6:53 p.m. ET
RB Matt Forté played inspired football in Week One, even though the Bears have yet to to give him the raise he's looking for.

Week One Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Aaron Rodgers, Brian Urlacher and Ted Ginn, Jr. as its Players of the Week.

Melton's start offers glimpse of what Bears' D-line could be

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
A potential breakthrough player this season, Bears DT Henry Melton started off impressively, recording two sacks and five additional QB hits Sunday.

Bears stock report: Week One

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr offers his stock analysis of the Bears following their Week One win over the Falcons.

Bears players of the week: Week One

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr selects an offensive, defensive and special-teams player of the game for the Bears, coming off their 30-12 win over the Falcons in Week One.

Cutler, Bears pound Falcons 30-12

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
Brian Urlacher had an interception and returned a fumble for a touchdown, Jay Cutler threw for 312 yards and two scores and the Bears pounded Matt Ryan and the Falcons 30-12 on Sunday.

Bears-Falcons prediction

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 11:14 a.m. ET
In a game that will be tight throughout, PFW associate editor Dan Parr says the Falcons will top the Bears at Soldier Field.

Bears fantasy report: Week One

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 2:29 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Bears' top fantasy football options for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Falcons-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
Falcons rookie Matt Bosher isn't going to have the luxury of easing into his debut as the Falcons' kickoff specialist and punter.

Falcons-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
Power will meet speed when RB Michael Turner runs into the Bears' linebacker corps on Sunday.

Five Bears questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 10:19 a.m. ET
In this week's Five Questions, PFW publisher and editor and Bears expect Hub Arkush says Lovie Smith's team is one of the hardest to figure out.

Falcons-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 08, 2011 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Look for the Bears to get creative to test the Falcons' young blockers on the interior offensive line.

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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