2014 NFL Off-Season: Will James Anderson be back with the Bears?

This is the second part of an in-depth series that will examine the status of the top Chicago Bears free agents. The defense will be the focus in this second part. The Bears have been busy as of late, signing 10 of their own free agents since the end of the season, including center Roberto Garza, tight end Dante Rosario, cornerback Kelvin Hayden and defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

What the f*** are the Bears thinking?

Chicago Bears News - The Chicago Bears seem to not be interested in re-signing some of their most notable players. In fact, they may well be shooting themselves in the foot by not even making offers to fans favorites and their steadiest players. These players could be the difference between the Super Bowl at the end of next season or 8-8. James Anderson, OLB Ok, maybe Anderson is...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Bears need to make a move at linebacker?

As our own Ross Read pointed out, the Bears have decided to stick with their 4-3 system.  Brian Orakpo, widely regarded as the best free agent linebacker, was given the franchise tag by the Redskins on Monday.  The Bears meanwhile, have veteran Lance Briggs coming back in 2014, along with three young players, including Shea McClellin who was moved from defensive end to linebacker...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears are not in the market for a linebacker

The Bears announced they will stay in a 4-3 style squashing any hopes of switching to a 3-4 and possibly signing Washington outside linebacker Brian Orkapo. Jon Bostic, Lance Briggs, Khaseem Greene and now Shea McClellin will compete for the starting roles. Briggs is cemented into weak side linebacker position leaving the other players to battle for the other two spots. D.J. Williams...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Free Agency: James Anderson

Chicago Bears linebacker James Anderson led the team in tackles last year and is set to hit free agency. We weigh the pros and cons of re-signing the eight-year veteran.
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Fan Wishlist Signings

 Which free agents would you like to see signed by the Chicago Bears this offseason? It’s obvious that Mel Tucker’s defense needs an overhauling. And it is also obvious that many fans and Phil Emery have high expectations in the 2014 NFL draft. However, the draft means rookies and rookies often mean mistakes. Chicago’s rookie linebackers certainly did not help a horrendous...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Eye In The Sky

If you guys are anything like me (and I’m sure you are), you’re still buzzing over the win this past week. When Aaron Rodgers hit Randall Cobb, we started screaming, and we didn’t really stop until Jay Cutler threw the interception to end the game, wherein we started jumping up and down and laughing like maniacs. Given that our waitress was a Bears fan, there’s a decent chance...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Column: Bears shut door when opportunity knocks

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist One bizarre play sealed two teams' fates, one of them maybe for seasons to come. It tore a hole in the NFL's space-time continuum. And if the league is lucky, it might be the prelude to a postseason so wacky, you'll have to watch most of it wearing a seat belt. The Green Bay Packers strolled off Soldier Field...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Players To Watch: Week 14 (Paea, Ratliff, Bowman, Marshall, Anderson)

With the Detroit Lions losing to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, the Chicago Bears have a chance to tie things up in the NFC North with a win. Facing a Dallas Cowboys squad that has played well as of late won't be easy, but Marc Trestman and Co. should have plenty of motivation with the season on the line once again this week. The weather will likely "Bear Weather...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Quick Thoughts: Bears 42-21 Loss Hurts, But Season Isn't Over Yet

It seems that the 2013 Chicago Bears are doomed, not completely however. The redzone play calling was horrendous, the run defense was pathetic and the boneheaded penalties certainly didn't help on Sunday. The Rams simply beat up the Bears, who disappointed plenty after such an amazing comeback win over Baltimore the previous week. By the numbers: Rams backfield - 258...
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Players To Watch: Week 12 (McClellin, Wootton, M. Bennett, Anderson, Bowman)

The Bears want their success to continue as they head to St. Louis this week to battle the Rams. The NFL is a league where you have to focus on the task ahead and nothing further. Chicago (6-4) is tied for first place in the NFC North, while the Rams (4-6) are on the outside looking after dropping three of their last four games. The Rams lone home win came back in Week One...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Bear Breakdown: Bears Linebacking Core Still One Of The Best In The NFL

The Chicago Bears' defense is still elite thanks to its steady veteran linebacking core. Lance Briggs, James Anderson and D.J. Williams have done a nice job in the middle of the defense keeping everything in check so far this season. Brian Urlacher is out of the picture after spending all of his 13 NFL seasons in the windy city. Also, Nick Roach, who started 59 games in...
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September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Bear Breakdown: Bears Linebacking Core Still One Of The Best In The NFL

The Chicago Bears’ defense is still elite thanks to its steady veteran linebacking core. Lance Briggs, James Anderson and D.J. Williams have done a nice job in the middle of the defense keeping everything in check so far this season. Brian Urlacher is out of the picture after spending all of his 13 NFL seasons in the windy city. Also, Nick Roach, who started 59 games in six seasons...
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September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears' Anderson makes his mark

Bears linebacker James Anderson showed today in the team’s 24-21 season-opening victory over the Bengals why he’s the most underrated defender on Chicago’s roster.
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Anderson Bears’ forgotten linebacker

Jonathan Bostic and Lance Briggs have garnered most of the attention so far this year, yet James Anderson has been extremely impressive and could end up being the Bears’ best linebacker this season.
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Will Have To Earn Their Money On The Field in 2013

What do Jay Cutler, Robbie Gould, Charles Tillman, Tim Jennings, Lance Briggs, Roberto Garza, James Anderson, D.J. Wiliams and a few other current Bears players have in common?They are all in the final year of their current contracts with the Bears {Anderson and Williams only signed one-year deals}.This means that as soon as the 2013 season ends, they will all be free agents.Now...
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July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Anderson: "The best man will win"

Bears linebacker James Anderson discusses coming to his first new team in seven years, the new defense, the upcoming training camp competition with the rookies and much more.
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July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Grin and ‘Bear’ It — Cup Sunday at the CRC 7s

CHESTER, Pa. — Life can change in an instant.  For Cal, that instant gave them life. Led behind senior star Danny Barrett’s two tries, the California Golden Bears won their first College Rugby Championship 7s National title with a 19-14 win over Life University.  The win capped of a weekend that saw the Bears win six games in three days en route to the crown. The final match...
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June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Full Offseason Recap Part 4: Overall

The offseason in Chicago usually leaves fans cringing and complaining about what the team did (or didn’t do) to “get better”. This offseason, however, has set the Chicago Bears up to take a huge leap forward this season and for many to come. Part 1: Coaching Staff Part 2: Free Agency Part 3: NFL Draft Overall Grade: A- At the heart of every successful franchise is a competent...
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May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Full Offseason Recap Part 2: Free Agency

I graded the new and improved coaching staff for the Chicago Bears pretty highly in part one of my off-season recap. Do the additions the team made in free agency match up? Hint: absolutely. Part 1: Coaching Staff Free Agency Grade: A- While free agency technically isn’t over, the Bears have already made all of their major moves. Those moves were nearly perfect in my book. There...
Via The Sports Bank
May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Should the NFL retire jersey numbers?

Yesterday, it was brought to my attention that the Bears had issued the number 50, the number worn by Mike Singletary, to James Anderson. The significance was that Singletary's former number has not been issued by the Bears in two decades. The Bears have 13 numbers retired, the most in the NFL, and it got me thinking. Should numbers in the NFL ever be retired? Retiring numbers...
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April 11, 2013  |  2 Comments

Chicago Bears Updated 2013 NFL Draft Team Needs

The Chicago Bears didn’t do too much to bolster their roster on the open market, but the club looks to be slightly better off—if anything—after almost four weeks of 2013 NFL Free Agency.  Let’s examine their updated team needs heading into the 2013 NFL Draft (in no particular order). Photo Credit: ChicagoBears.com 1. Linebacker Lance Briggs (pictured above) has registered...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears still in market for young LB in draft

Despite last week’s free-agent acquisitions of D.J. Williams and James Anderson, the Chicago Bears are still in the market for an early round linebacker in this year’s draft. Here’s why.
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March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears agree to deal with LB Anderson

The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with former Carolina Panthers linebacker James 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. They had announced they were unable to reach an agreement with the eight-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker....
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears sign LB James Anderson

The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms with former Carolina Panthers linebacker James Anderson.
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

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