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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 sign two to future contracts

Posted Jan. 10, 2011 @ 6:32 p.m. ET
The Bears signed WR Onrea Jones and DT Tank Tyler to reserve/future contracts on Monday.

Bears get the matchup they wanted

Posted Jan. 10, 2011 @ 12:29 a.m. ET
One week after losing to the Packers, the Bears have a reason to thank their rivals. Green Bay's road win over Philadelphia Sunday ensured that Chicago will host Seattle, the least-respected team in the playoffs, next Sunday.

DT may be priority for Bears in draft

Posted Jan. 08, 2011 @ 11:16 p.m. ET
While the Bears did more than just get by with an unremarkable collection of players at defensive tackle in 2010, there could be some significant personnel changes made at the position in the offseason.

Three-and-out with Bears C Olin Kreutz

Posted Jan. 07, 2011 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
C Olin Kreutz spoke to the media earlier this week at Halas Hall and discussed what went wrong when the Bears gave up six sacks against the Packers in Week 17.

Bears GM Angelo says he won't be retiring after season

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 8:09 p.m. ET
Bears GM Jerry Angelo put to rest speculation that he might announce his retirement after the season during a press conference Thursday, saying he would keep working as long as he is "blessed with health."

Urlacher named NFC Defensive Player of the Month

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
Bears MLB Brian Urlacher has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for December/January.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
This week, Hub Arkush says RB Matt Forté surprised him more than any other Bears player in the regular season and he also shares his vote for Chicago's defensive MVP.

They said it: Bears edition

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 5:37 p.m. ET
Here's a sampling of what Bears players are saying as they prepare for their Jan. 16 playoff game at Soldier Field.

60-second rant: Bears have proven they can make good use of bye

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 4:05 a.m. ET
The Bears' offense can't afford to stray far from the blueprint that led to its success following a well-utilized bye in Week Eight.

Bears playoff primer

Posted Jan. 04, 2011 @ 9:52 p.m. ET
PFW examines the Bears as they prepare for the playoffs, identifying the keys to the offense and the defense, a player to watch, and what they have to do to win the Super Bowl.

Bears MVP Meter: Week 17

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
Putting pressure on quarterbacks is considered the key to the Bears' defense, and DE Julius Peppers' performance this season earned him the top spot on the MVP Meter.

Bears players of the week

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 3:01 a.m. ET
RB Matt Forté and CB Charles Tillman made big plays for Chicago in a 10-3 loss to Green Bay.

Late INT clinches Packers' trip to playoffs

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 7:32 p.m. ET
The Green Bay Packers are in the playoffs — but it certainly didn't come easy.

Bears-Packers prediction

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 12:54 p.m. ET
QB Aaron Rodgers could have his second big day in a row, as the Green Bay offense is surging just as Chicago's defense has been gashed in two of the past three games.

Chiefs continue worst-to-first trend

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
Since 2002, the NFL has produced at least one team every season that has gone from fourth place one year to first the following year, with Kansas City being the latest example this 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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