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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

Chiefs' strong secondary exacts revenge

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
After being blown out by the Broncos three weeks ago, an aggressive Chiefs defense held an explosive, big-play offense to a mere two field goals. It did so behind the strong play of one of the NFL's best young ...

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week 13?

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 3:37 p.m. ET
His final stats weren't all that impressive — four tackles, one sack — but Julius Peppers did his job well on Sunday.

Bears MVP Meter: Week 13

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler has been more efficient of late, firming up his standing on the Bears' MVP Meter.

Lovie Smith hot-seat meter: Still freezing

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
It took a stern tongue-lashing from Lovie Smith at halftime, but the Bears' defense rebounded after a bad start and held the Lions to just three second-half points in Chicago's 24-20 comeback win on Sunday.

Bears players of the week

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
WR Earl Bennett had a career day, making seven catches for 104 yards, and MLB Brian Urlacher made 17 tackles in the Bears' win over the Lions.

Bears top Lions with fourth-quarter TD

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler threw a go-ahead touchdown pass to Brandon Manumaleuna one play after an eyebrow-raising penalty midway through the fourth quarter, lifting the Chicago Bears to a 24-20 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Bears-Lions prediction

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 11:45 a.m. ET
The banged-up Lions will struggle to score more than a touchdown against the Bears in Week 13.

Bears-Lions matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
One week after he averaged a season-high 8.4 yards per carry, feeding Matt Forté a steady diet of carries should be part of Mike Martz's game plan Sunday.

Bears' Urlacher not slowing down

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
Even though he's in his 11th season, Bears MLB Brian Urlacher isn't showing any signs of losing a step, say a couple of his teammates in NFC North Whispers.

Flashback: Recent Week 13 Bears' performances

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 7:14 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week 13 contests each of the last five seasons.

Bears SLB Tinoisamoa will not play vs. Lions

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Bears SLB Pisa Tinoisamoa will not play Sunday vs. the Lions and Nick Roach will start in his place.

Bears-Lions matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
Offensive coordinator Mike Martz has utilized Greg Olsen more often in the past four games, and the tight end has three touchdown catches in that span.

Three-and-out with Bears play-by-play announcer Jeff Joniak

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 1:16 p.m. ET
PFW caught up with Bears play-by-play announcer Jeff Joniak earlier this week to get his take on several topics, including who stands out as the MVP of Chicago's defense.

Bears fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
RB Matt Forté should have another productive game against the Lions' 24th-ranked run defense in Week 13.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 7:01 p.m. ET
This week, Hub says Jay Cutler definitely makes his list of the top 10 quarterbacks under 30 years old and that he'd be surprised if Tommie Harris is still with the Bears next 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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