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Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson - #93 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 255 lbs.
Birthday 05/26/1983
Birthplace Tulsa, OK
College Alabama
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 5th round, 26th pick by Bears


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Ex-Bears DE Anderson expected to join Texans

Posted Oct. 06, 2010 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
It looks like Mark Anderson won't have to wait long to find a new home.

Bears’ 60-second rant: Protection issues should overshadow Anderson’s release

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 8:11 p.m. ET
The dominant Bears story of the day went from piling on the offensive line after a poor performance to the end of the Mark Anderson era and the signing of Charles Grant.

Bears release Anderson, sign Grant

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
The Bears have released DE Mark Anderson and signed veteran DE Charles Grant to replace him.

Bears DE Idonije says D-line needs to step up

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 1:15 p.m. ET
Bears DE Israel Idonije told PFW it's time for the defensive line to ramp up its production.

Bears RFA DE Anderson signs tender

Posted April 30, 2010 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
The Bears announced that restricted free-agent DE Mark Anderson signed his one-year tender offer. Anderson is expected to share the starting end job opposite Julius Peppers in 2010 along with Israel Idonije.

Bears could regret cutting cord with Brown

Posted April 01, 2010 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
Veteran DE Alex Brown has moved on from Halas Hall — for better or worse. And according to many close to the team, the Bears could be a lot worse off without him.

Adams tragedy a major setback for Bears

Posted Jan. 21, 2010 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
With their search for new offensive and defensive coordinators going nowhere fast, the last thing the Bears needed was a terrible tragedy that all but paralyzed the organization at a most inopportune time.


Posted Oct. 10, 2012
Anderson is active for Sunday's game against Seattle.||||||| He is active for the first time since having surgery on his left knee, which he hurt in a 45-3 loss at San Francisco on Oct. 7.
Posted March 21, 2012
The Buffalo Bills continued to target improving their pass rush in free agency by signing Anderson.||||||| Listed at 6-foot-4 and 255 pounds, Anderson has 35-1/2 sacks in six seasons, including 10 last year with the New England Patriots. Selected in the fifth-round of the 2006 draft by Chicago, Anderson spent four-plus seasons with the Bears before finishing the 2010 season playing with Williams in Houston.
Posted Oct. 07, 2010
The Houston Texans signed Anderson on Wednesday and waived defensive end Ryan Denney.||||||| Anderson was cut by Chicago on Tuesday. The 6-foot-4, 255-pound lineman had 12 sacks as a rookie in 2006, helping the Bears reach the Super Bowl. He had only nine sacks over the next three seasons and has none this year. Houston has been looking for a defensive end to complement All-Pro Mario Williams, who has five of the team's nine sacks this season.
Posted Oct. 05, 2010
The Chicago Bears have terminated the contract of Anderson, who four years ago made a rookie club-record 12 sacks.||||||| Anderson, a fifth-round pick in 2006, was a pass-rushing sensation in his first season but never developed into the player the Bears expected after that fast beginning.
Posted April 30, 2010
Anderson has signed his one-year tender offer from the Chicago Bears.||||||| Anderson has 130 tackles and 21.5 sacks in four years but has struggled since an eye-opening rookie season in 2006. He had 12 sacks that year, the most by a Bears rookie and the most by a Chicago player since Richard Dent's 13.5 in 1993, while helping Chicago reach the Super Bowl.