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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

Report: Vikings sign WR Iglesias

Posted Jan. 01, 2011 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
The Vikings reportedly signed WR Juaquin Iglesias off the Bears' practice squad Saturday.

Flashback: Recent Week 17 Bears performances

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 10:14 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week 17 contests each of the last five seasons.

Bears rewarded for use of RB Forté

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 9:57 p.m. ET
The coaching staff's decision to get RB Matt Forté more involved on offense, and Forté's response to the increased role, has played a role in Chicago's improvement on offense in the second half of the season.

Bears-Packers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fourth of four key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 17 game against the Bears at Lambeau Field.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
This week, Hub says the Pro Bowl voters snubbed Brian Urlacher by not making him a starter and that special-teams coordinator Dave Toub deserves a chance to be a head coach.

Bears fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 8:45 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler said he expected to be "full-go" on Sunday against the Packers, but there's speculation that head coach Lovie Smith will pull Cutler and some other key contributors with a good chunk of time still left to play ...

Bears-Packers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
Whether the Bears play all of their starters for the whole game or not, the Packers have the weapons at receiver to expose some of the soft spots in Chicago's pass coverage.

SLB Tinoisamoa trying to shake off knee issue in time for postseason

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 9:01 p.m. ET
SLB Pisa Tinoisamoa, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in early December, has started only game for the Bears since Nov. 14.

Bears-Packers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the second of four key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 17 game against the Bears at Lambeau Field:

Cutler says he expects to play ‘whole game’ against Packers

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
QB Jay Cutler said Wednesday that he doesn't expect to get any rest against the Packers on Sunday.

Bears 60-second rant: Taylor hasn’t been worth the price

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 3:09 a.m. ET
RB Chester Taylor's play this season could lead GM Jerry Angelo to consider bringing in some serious competition for the No. 2 role behind Matt Forté in 2011.

Bears-Packers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 11:35 p.m. ET
The Bears' defense could be in for another rough day if Julius Peppers and Israel Idonije aren't more disruptive than they were against the Jets in Week 16.

Four Bears named to Pro Bowl

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 8:55 p.m. ET
WLB Lance Briggs, WR-RS Devin Hester, DE Julius Peppers and MLB Brian Urlacher will represent Chicago in the Pro Bowl.

Bears’ ‘D’ vulnerable when pass rush is neutralized

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 5:45 p.m. ET
The Bears' ability to put consistent pressure on quarterbacks has been the key to the team's success on "D" for much of the season, but the Jets were able to keep QB Mark Sanchez out of harm's way.

Bears sign LS Mannelly, DT Toeaina to extensions

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Monday that they have signed LS Patrick Mannelly and DT Matt Toeaina to contract extensions.

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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