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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 TE Davis failing to earn more trust as receiver

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 6:58 p.m. ET
Bears TE Kellen Davis' failure to break through this season has not been a surprise to league evaluators.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears' QBs come up short

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
The NFC North race took an interesting turn Sunday with the division-leading Bears falling in a sloppy game and the Vikings beating the Lions.

Bears 'properly handled' Cutler's concussion

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
The NFL said that the Bears "properly handled" QB Jay Cutler’s concussion in Sunday night’s loss to the Texans.

Texans knock out Cutler, top Bears 13-6

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 12:03 a.m. ET
Arian Foster finished with 102 yards rushing and a touchdown catch, leading the Texans to a 13-6 victory over the Bears on Sunday night.

Bears QB Cutler leaves with concussion

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 10:46 p.m. ET
Bears QB Jay Cutler suffered a concussion in Sunday night’s game against the Texans.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Bears' Tice has something to prove

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 5:45 p.m. ET
Those skeptical of Mike Tice's play-calling acumen are going to get much louder if Tice gets schooled by Wade Phillips in Week 10.

Week 10 handicapping column

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
In his Week 10 handicapping column, PFW's Mike Wilkening says the Bears are a good value vs. the Texans.

Bears CB Tillman says he will play Sunday

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
Bears CB Charles Tillman tweeted Thursday morning that his daughter is due Monday, and he will be available for Sunday night’s game.

Tillman could miss Sunday's game

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
Bears CB Charles Tillman could miss Sunday night’s game against the Texans if his wife goes into labor.

A Super Bowl preview in Chicago?

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 7:18 p.m. ET
Here's an early look at the top 15 story lines heading into Week 10, including a possible Super Bowl preview and a possible elimination game in the NFC East.

Week Nine Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Andrew Luck, Charles Tillman and Trindon Holliday as its Players of the Week.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears, Packers, Lions surging

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
The Vikings were the only NFC North team in the loss column in Week Nine as the Bears, Packers and Lions cruised to double-digit wins.

Bears 'D' dominates again in 51-20 win

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
Brian Urlacher returned an interception for a touchdown and Jay Cutler threw three TD passes to Brandon Marshall as the Bears routed the Titans 51-20.

Bears 'don't worry' about Jennings, Tillman

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 11:53 p.m. ET
PFW recently asked MLB Brian Urlacher about his trust in the team's starting tandem at corner.

Key matchup: Bears WR Brandon Marshall vs. Titans defensive backs

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
In today’s key matchup, we take a look at the challenge the Titans’ secondary will face Sunday when it lines up across from Bears WR Brandon Marshall.

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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