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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

Patriots-Bears Week 14 game time changed

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The NFL has flexed the kickoff time for the Patriots-Bears game at Soldier Field on Dec. 12 from 1 p.m. ET to 4:15 p.m. ET. CBS will air the game.

Lovie Smith hot-seat meter: Freezing

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 12:27 p.m. ET
As it stands today, Lovie Smith has a better chance of getting a contract extension after the season than he does of losing his job.

Bears MVP Meter: Week 12

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Julius Peppers and Brian Urlacher are battling for the top spot on the MVP Meter, and Jay Cutler could be making a late-season surge.

Bears players of the week

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 12:27 a.m. ET
Jay Cutler's four-touchdown performance against the Eagles earned him Offensive Player of the Week honors in Week 12.

Fan falls to death at Soldier Field

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 8:14 p.m. ET
A 27-year-old man died after falling at Soldier Field during the Bears-Eagles game on Sunday.

Bears alone in first after win over Eagles

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 7:49 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler tied a career high with four touchdown passes and the Bears beat Michael Vick and the Eagles 31-26 to take sole possession of the NFC North lead on Sunday.

Eagles-Bears prediction

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
Dan Parr says the Bears' defense isn't going to let Michael Vick dominate the game, but he'll be able to make a couple big plays, and that could be all it takes for the Eagles to win.

Peppers, L.T. top free-agent pickups

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 11:16 a.m. ET
For this week's NFList, we polled the PFW staff to determine who were the best free-agent acquisitions of 2010. Topping the list is Bears DE Julius Peppers, the highest-priced signee of all.

Eagles CB Samuel out for Sunday

Posted Nov. 27, 2010 @ 11:33 a.m. ET
The Eagles have ruled CB Asante Samuel out with a sprained MCL, and he will not make the trip to Chicago. CB Joselio Hanson will start in Samuel's place.

Eagles-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 9:40 p.m. ET
The Bears match up against Eagles QB Michael Vick about as well as any defense in the league.

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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