It's the third time Anderson has been added to the 53-man roster this season, with his latest promotion coming as a result of Pernell McPhee (shoulder) landing on injured reserve. Considering Anderson has played 86.3 percent of his snaps on special teams in his 10 games with Chicago this season, it's unlikely that head coach John Fox will hand the linebacker extended snaps on defense over the Bears' final two contests of 2017.
Anderson was waived by the Bears on Saturday.
Anderson logged nine tackles in 10 games for the Bears this season, mostly serving as a special teams contributor. The move makes room for defensive lineman Rashaad Coward to join the team's 53-man roster.
Anderson was waived in late October and served primarily as a special teams player in said stint with the Bears. The 26-year-old was brought back as a depth option with starting linebacker Danny Trevathan (calf) questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Anderson was promoted from the practice squad after Week 1 and served primarily as a special teamer, as he saw defensive snaps in only two games this season. The Bears appear in line to use his roster spot to make room for Dontrelle Inman, who was acquired via trade from the Chargers on Wednesday.
Anderson was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Anderosn was waived by the Bears prior to the start of the regular season, but he will be called up with the open roster spot created by Jerrell Freeman being placed on injured reserve. Anderson will provide additional depth at linebacker for Chicago.