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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' road to NFC title game

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 11 p.m. ET
As Chicago prepares to face longtime rival Green Bay with a trip to Super Bowl XLV on the line, PFW takes a look back at how the Bears ended up in the NFC championship game by looking at their week-by-week ...

Rewind: Remembering first Bears-Packers playoff game

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 7:56 p.m. ET
With war then on the minds of Americans, the NFL's best two teams of 1941 laced up for a rubber match that would serve as the only Chicago-Green Bay playoff contest until this weekend.  

Bears' offense will be quiet without improved pass protection

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 7:38 p.m. ET
The offensive line has been one of the Bears' more talked-about position groups all season long, and it's at the forefront of the discussion again this week.

Packers 60-second rant: Look for tricks during Sunday treat

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
In the second of two special rants this week in advance of the Packers-Bears NFC championship showdown this Sunday, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush ponders the possibility of trick plays becoming a factor in the game. 

Bears S Harris sits out practice again

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
Bears S Chris Harris missed a second consecutive practice on Thursday as he continues recovering from a left hip injury.

Five questions with Packers great Jerry Kramer

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Each week throughout the season, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush hooks up with a personality who has connections with the Packers and asks him five Packer-related questions. This week Dan connects with Packers Hall of Famer ...

Green Bay's secondary is perhaps second to none

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
The Bears' passing game has come a long way this season, but so has the Packers' secondary, which is playing some terrific ball of late.

Watch out for Packers LB Walden on Sunday

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
In the second of two “Hot Spot” postings this week, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush identifies the one Packers defensive player he believes will be the most under the microscope in the NFC championship game this ...

Three-and-out with Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 2 p.m. ET
Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz took a break from preparing to face the Packers' fifth-ranked defense to meet with the media Wednesday at Halas Hall.

Packers-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' battle against the arch-rival Bears in the NFC championship Sunday at Soldier Field.

Packers-Bears NFC championship prediction: Thursday

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
Every day this week, a different Pro Football Weekly editor will offer a prediction on the NFC championship this Sunday along with a brief explanation supporting his pick. Making Thursday’s pick is PFW associate editor Michael Blunda.

Packers-Bears fantasy breakdown

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 10:29 a.m. ET
QB Aaron Rodgers and the Packers bring a red-hot passing attack into Chicago to face a rugged Bears defense with the NFC title on the line.

Packers-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Jan. 19, 2011 @ 7:56 p.m. ET
Coming off a career-best 113-yard day against the Seahawks, Olsen is sure to have the Packers' attention when he's on the field Sunday.

Bears S Harris misses practice

Posted Jan. 19, 2011 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
S Chris Harris was the only Bear not participating in practice Wednesday, according to reports.

Spotlight couldn't be brighter for Rodgers

Posted Jan. 19, 2011 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
This week, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his thoughts on two “Hot Spots” for the Packers heading into their NFC championship game against the arch-rival Bears. Today, Dan picks out one Packers offensive player he ...

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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