According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Bears and Panthers’ free agent linebacker James Anderson agree to a one year deal.
This is the second signing in three days for the suddenly active Bears. Since moving on from Brian Urlacher, the team moved fast to acquire D.J. Williams and now Anderson. Briggs writes:
‘Anderson, a cap casualty for the Carolina Panthers earlier this month, projects to fill in on the strong side where the Bears lost Nick Roach, who was signed by the Oakland Raiders. Anderson received a one-year contract in what has become a buyers’ market.
Anderson, 6-2, 235 pounds, holds the Panthers record for games played by a linebacker with 94. He made 53 starts for them over seven seasons with 44 on the strong side, eight at weak side and one in the middle.
Originally a third-round draft pick from Virginia Tech in 2006, he also holds Carolina’s franchise record with 20 tackles against the New York Giants this past season.’