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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-Lions matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
With Matthew Stafford (shoulder) and Shaun Hill (finger) out nursing injuries, the Lions will be starting third-stringer Drew Stanton against the Bears' opportunistic defense.

Bears LB Roach doesn’t want to ‘get uprooted’

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
PFW recently asked Bears LB Nick Roach, who will be a free agent after the season, if he wants to stay in Chicago beyond 2010.

Bears’ pass protection still has much room to improve

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
The Bears' offense has benefited from starting the same offensive linemen in the same five positions in each of the past four games, but Jay Cutler still has faced a fair share of heat recently.

Urlacher rips NFL’s policy on hits

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
Bears MLB Brian Urlacher didn't hold back when he was asked about the NFL's disciplinary system for dangerous hits on Wednesday.

They said it: Bears edition

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 6:42 p.m. ET
Here is a sampling of what Bears players are saying in advance of their Week 13 battle against the Lions.

Bears-Lions matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Aside from the play where Julius Peppers beat Jeff Backus and sacked QB Matthew Stafford, separating his right shoulder, Backus did a pretty good job in pass protection against Peppers in Week One.

Bears DE Peppers named NFC Defensive Player of the Month

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
Bears DE Julius Peppers had been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month.

Bears QB Cutler named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
Bears QB Jay Cutler was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Bears to a 31-26 win over the Eagles.

Report: Soldier Field resodded

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
The Chicago Park District began resodding the playing surface at Soldier Field on Tuesday.

60-second rant: Bears need to feed Forté down the stretch

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 8:47 p.m. ET
After trying to make it as a pass-first offense earlier in the season, offensive coordinator Mike Martz has shown a greater commitment to handing RB Matt Forté the ball since the Bears' Week Eight bye.

Bears-Lions matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Keeping Lions DTs Ndamukong Suh and Corey Williams from knifing into the backfield to disrupt QB Jay Cutler or blow up a running play will be tough for the Bears' interior offensive linemen.

Week 13 power rankings

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 9:45 a.m. ET
Under the radar most of the season, the Bears continue to move up in PFW's power rankings as Jay Cutler begins to hit his stride.

Bears 'deeply saddened' by accidental death of fan at Soldier Field

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 6:32 p.m. ET
The Bears released a statement Monday in reaction to the passing of 23-year-old Stuart Haverty, who died Sunday after falling from a ledge at Soldier Field during the Bears-Eagles game.

Consistency on offense essential for Bears

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
While the matchup between the Bears' defense and the Michael Vick-led Eagles' offense was emphasized heading into Sunday's game, it was Chicago's offense that looked most explosive, scoring a season-high 31 points.

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week 12?

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
Julius Peppers showcased his versatile skills against the Eagles and kept himself in the running for Defensive Player of the Year honors.

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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