Bears add veteran LB Anderson


The Chicago Bears continued to fortify their depleted linebacker unit on Sunday when the club announced it had agreed to terms with LB James Anderson on a one-year contract.

The 6-2, 235-pound linebacker has appeared in 94 games with 53 starts (44 at SLB, eight at WLB and one at MLB) over seven seasons with Carolina (2006-12) after being selected by the Panthers in the third round (88th overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech. In Carolina, Anderson has collected 432 defensive tackles, eight sacks, seven fumble recoveries, five forced fumbles, three interceptions, 20 pass break ups and 23 special teams stops.

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Bears bring Zbikowski home


The Chicago Bears bolstered the depth in their secondary and special teams units, and brought home a local player in the process,  with the signing of former Notre Dame and Baltimore Raven Tom Zbilowski.

“I’ve never been happier,” Zbikowski said.“A lot of people are excited for me to come back here and see me play,” the safety said. “But I told them they all are on their own for tickets.”

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Bears look to replenish LB corps with Williams signing


Facing a critical shortage of depth at their linebacking position, the Chicago Bears took steps to alleviate that concern with the signing of former Denver Broncos starter D.J. Williams to a one-year deal.

The agreement is a potential “win-win” for both sides as the Bears desperately needed an infusion of talent and experience at the position while Williams is trying to resurrect his career after two suspensions cost him the majority of the 2012 season.  He missed six games for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy and three games for his second arrest for driving under the influence.

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