With the Bears losing linebacker Nick Roach in free agency and declaring that they won’t be bringing back linebacker Brian Urlacher, the Monsters of the Midway need some men for the middle level of their defense.
Two days after adding D.J. Williams, the Bears have signed James Anderson away from the Panthers.
According to Larry Mayer of the Bears’ official website, the seven-year veteran has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Chicago.
Anderson started 12 games at strongside linebacker in 2012. He missed the last four games with a back injury. His 84 tackles were third most on the team.
In 2011, Anderson started all 16 games. He was a third-round pick (88th overall) in the 2006 draft.