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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

Three-and-out with Bears S Major Wright

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 6:32 p.m. ET
Injuries have kept Bears rookie FS Major Wright from making the kind of progression some expected of him in 2010, but the third-round pick told PFW that he feels like he's getting better each week.

Patriots-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
Bears CB D.J. Moore has shown a knack for making big plays, but he still has only 15 games under his belt, and the Patriots could be tempted to test him on Sunday.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 10:01 a.m. ET
This week, Hub Arkush says he trusts Jay Cutler's decision making more than he did when the season started, but points out that Bill Belichick's defensive game plan could be one of the tougher challenges Cutler has faced ...

They said it: Patriots Wednesday edition

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and QB Tom Brady spoke to the media on Wednesday to discuss Sunday's matchup against the Bears.

Bears will give Belichick another test

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
Each Wednesday we'll identify one player, coach or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week, head coach Bill Belichick is our choice.

Bears have to hope Taylor saves his best for last

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 6:49 p.m. ET
Chicago's offense could use more of a boost from Chester Taylor in the final quarter of the season, especially with the weather becoming more of a factor in games.

Suh fine shows NFL only protecting itself

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
The NFL is out of control, taking the idea of fining players for clean hits way too far, writes PFW senior editor Eric Edholm.

Cutler: Soldier Field turf is one of league’s worst

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Bears QB Jay Cutler tore up the Soldier Field turf at his press conference at Halas Hall Wednesday.

Bears LBs Tinoisamoa, Roach sidelined

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
The Bears' top two strong-side linebackers, Pisa Tinoisamoa and Nick Roach, did not practice Wednesday.

Patriots-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 14 game between the Patriots and Bears: Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz vs. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

Former Bears coach Wannstedt steps down at Pitt

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
Former Bears coach Dave Wannstedt resigned as the head football coach at the University of Pittsburgh after a disappointing 7-5 season.

60-second rant: Belichick could expose Bears’ greatest flaw

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 8:12 p.m. ET
The Bears are only a game back in the race to secure home-field advantage in the NFC, but they still have an obvious weakness, and something tells me Bill Belichick is going to have a good plan for exploiting it ...

Patriots-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
For the Bears' cover-2 defense to be effective against the Patriots, Julius Peppers and Israel Idonije need to get into the backfield and disrupt QB Tom Brady's rhythm.

Bears sign OG Johnson

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
The Bears tinkered with their roster Tuesday, signing OG Herman Johnson to the 53-man roster.

Cutler becoming manager Bears can trust

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 7:04 p.m. ET
The entire Bears' offense has matured since a Week Eight bye, and Jay Cutler's development within offensive coordinator Mike Martz's system has been easy to notice.

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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