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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 WR Knox working to make demotion short-lived

Posted Aug. 26, 2011 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
The Bears are leaving open the possibility of reinstalling WR Johnny Knox as a starter and demoting free-agent addition Roy Williams.

Thomas injury overshadows Giants' win over Bears

Posted Aug. 23, 2011 @ 12:15 a.m. ET
The Giants had a near perfect night against Chicago, except for the season-ending knee injury to starting cornerback Terrell Thomas.

Falcons DE Abraham expecting best from Bears O-line

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
PFW asked Falcons DE John Abraham if he and his fellow defensive linemen are licking their chops as they prepare for the Bears' offensive line in Week One.

Man on a mission

Posted Aug. 16, 2011 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
Bears DE Israel Idonije makes his presence felt on the field, and away from the game he's helping improve the lives of children around the world.

NFC North training-camp reports

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 8:56 p.m. ET
The Lions have been steadily improving their talent level, but ultimately their hopes depend on QB Matthew Stafford avoiding injuries. PFW analyzes the events in NFC North camps.

Lovie's kickoff-rule curve ball

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 9:10 p.m. ET
Lovie Smith thumbed his nose at the NFL's rule change for kickoffs by having the Bears twice kick off from the 30-yard-line in their preseason opener.

Report: Bears DE Wootton could miss four weeks

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
Bears DE Corey Wootton, who was injured in the team's preseason opener on Saturday evening, could miss up to four weeks due to meniscus damage in his right knee.

Cutler on run; Bears beat Bills 10-3

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 11:19 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler played just one series and watched as the Bears beat the Bills 10-3 on Saturday night even though the offensive line did little to ease any lingering concerns.

Bears hope to avoid tinkering with O-line

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 8:03 p.m. ET
We wouldn't rule out seeing some moving pieces on the interior O-line, but the Bears want to keep changes in the front five to a minimum.

Bears waive Gutierrez, Dierking

Posted Aug. 09, 2011 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
The Bears announced they waived QB Matt Gutierrez and RB Dan Dierking on Monday.

Bears forced to cancel Friday night's FanFest practice

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 9:02 p.m. ET
The Bears' FanFest practice scheduled for Soldier Field on Friday night was cancelled late Friday afternoon because of unsafe field conditions.

Cutler is not quite fantasy starter material

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 2:29 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler should be more comfortable in Mike Martz's scheme this season, but will better familiarity lead to better results?

Bears need young D-linemen to step up

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
There's a group of younger players on the D-line that could be stepping into significant roles this season and their ability to rise to the occasion, or not, will have a lot to do with how the defense fares ...

C Kreutz signs with Saints

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 2:01 p.m. ET
The Saints reached an agreement with former Bears C Olin Kruetz on Friday.

Five key questions facing the Bears

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr asks and answers five key questions for the Bears as they head into the 2011 season.

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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