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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-Seahawks matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
The last time Chicago faced Seattle, RB Matt Forté had a season-low eight rushing attempts for 11 yards, and the Bears lost, 23-20.

Divisional-round matchup tidbits

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 4:46 a.m. ET
Here's a roundup of interesting facts and figures for the divisional-round matchups.

Bears-Seahawks matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Jan. 14, 2011 @ 9:22 a.m. ET
RB Marshawn Lynch showed that he's capable of embarrassing a defense that doesn't tackle well in the Seahawks' win over the Saints.

Three-and-out with Bears TE Greg Olsen

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 9:23 p.m. ET
Fourth-year TE Greg Olsen met with the media at Halas Hall this week and answered questions on a variety of topics, including why the Bears struggled to pick up the Seahawks' blitzes when they played in Week Six.

Bears-Seahawks matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 8:54 p.m. ET
The Seahawks had little trouble tearing through Chicago's offensive line on Oct. 17, when QB Jay Cutler was sacked six times in his first game back after suffering a concussion.

Thursday practice report for divisional playoffs

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 7:03 p.m. ET
Here is the Thursday practice report for the divisional round of the playoffs, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
This week, Hub Arkush explains why there is no reason to give Lovie Smith a contract extension this offseason and he also grades the job done by GM Jerry Angelo in the past year.

Seahawks-Bears fantasy breakdown

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
Unlike their last meeting with the Seahawks, expect the Bears to feed the ball to RB Matt Forté in Sunday's playoff clash.

They said it: Bears edition

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 7:43 p.m. ET
Here's what the Bears' Jay Cutler, Greg Olsen and Anthony Adams are saying in advance of their game against the Seahawks on Sunday.

Bears-Seahawks matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 5:22 p.m. ET
Rookie OLT Russell Okung played one of his best games of the season against DE Julius Peppers, who was held to two tackles as the Bears failed to sack QB Matt Hasselbeck in Week Six.

Cutler says Bears' playoff preparation is 'business as usual'

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
The media room at Halas Hall was more packed than usual for Jay Cutler's weekly press conference, but Cutler said that's the only change he noticed this week as the Bears prepare for their first playoff game since ...

What was, and what may be …

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk offers his unique insight into each of the four divisional-round playoff games for this coming weekend.

60-second rant: Five Bears under the microscope

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 8:56 p.m. ET
Every coach and player finds that the spotlight burns brighter in the playoffs, but these five Bears are among those who will be monitored closer than others against the Seahawks.

Bears-Seahawks matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 8:24 p.m. ET
Head coach Lovie Smith acknowledged this week that his defense has to do a better job of covering WR Mike Williams this time around.

Cutler prepared for playoff debut

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 7:39 p.m. ET
It took five seasons, but Bears QB Jay Cutler is ready for his first playoff appearance in the NFL. PFW correspondent Bob LeGere details how Cutler has worked to learn Mike Martz's complex offense.

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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