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June 1, 2015 04:44 PM
Cowboys announce inactives for divisional playoff game
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Cowboys quarterback Dustin Vaughan, linebacker Keith Smith, linebacker James Anderson, tackle Doug Free, tackle Donald Hawkins, defensive end Kenneth Boatright and defensive tackle Terrell McClain were ruled inactive for Sunday's divisional playoff game at Green Bay.

June 1, 2015 04:51 PM
Cowboys list inactives for Wild Card matchup vs. Lions
by R.J. White |

The Cowboys have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Lions: tackles Doug Free (ankle) and Donald Hawkins, quarterback Dustin Vaughan, linebackers Keith Smith and James Anderson, safety Jakar Hamilton and defensive end Kenneth Boatright.

Free was listed as doubtful to play in the first-round playoff game. Linebacker Anthony Hitchens (ankle) and defensive end Tyrone Crawford (illness) are both active after being listed as questionable. The Cowboys will have all nine players listed as probable available Sunday.

Dallas is a 6-point favorite at home against Detroit in the first-round playoff matchup.

June 2, 2015 04:34 AM
Falcons promote RB Jerome Smith, waive LB James Anderson
by Larry Hartstein |

The Falcons promoted running back Jerome Smith to the active roster and waived linebacker James Anderson, reports the National Football Post. Smith is a 6-foot, 226-pounder out of Syracuse who could be active Sunday if running back Steven Jackson (quad) can't play against the Panthers.

June 2, 2015 04:39 AM
Falcons unveil inactives for Week 16 clash at New Orleans
by Igor Mello |

The Falcons have ruled the following players inactive for Sunday's game against the Saints: Quarterback Sean Renfree, safety Charles Godfrey, cornerback Ricardo Allen, linebacker Tyler Starr, guard Jon Asamoah, defensive end Stansly Maponga and James Anderson.

June 2, 2015 04:48 AM
Three injured Falcons ruled out for Week 15 game
by Marty Gitlin |

Super wideout Julio Jones (hip) heads a list of inactives posted by the Falcons for their Sunday game against the Steelers. The other two injured inactives are cornerback Robert Alford (wrist) and safety William Moore (foot).

The healthy scratches are quarterback Sean Renfree, linebackers James Anderson and Tyler Starr and tackle Jonathan Scott.

June 2, 2015 04:55 AM
Falcons unveil inactives for Monday Night Football
by Larry Hartstein |

The Falcons ruled the following players inactive for Monday's game at Green Bay: cornerback Robert Alford (wrist), quarterback Sean Renfree, linebacker James Anderson, safety Charles Godfrey, offensive tackle Jonathan Scott, linebacker Tyler Starr and defensive end Stansly Maponga (elbow).

June 2, 2015 05:07 AM
Falcons list inactives for Week 13
by Chris Cwik |

The Falcons have listed Sean RenfreeRobert AlfordTyler StarrJonathan ScottRoddy WhitePaul Soliai and James Anderson as inactive Week 13 against the Cardinals.

White is the biggest name listed. He was considered questionable coming into the contest due to an ankle injury. He was unable to practice all week due to the issue. Soliai was also listed as questionable coming into the game.

June 2, 2015 05:15 AM
Falcons list Week 12 inactives
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Falcons quarterback Sean Renfree, cornerback Robert Alford, linebacker Tyler Starr, tackle Jonathan Scott, tackle Cameron Bradfield, linebacker James Anderson and defensive lineman Cliff Matthews were all ruled inactive Week 12 vs. Cleveland.

June 2, 2015 05:19 AM
Falcons add LB James Anderson
by Larry Hartstein |

The Falcons signed linebacker James Anderson, who was released last week by the Titans.

June 2, 2015 05:21 AM
Titans release LB James Anderson
by Larry Hartstein |

The Titans released linebacker James Anderson, who made five tackles this season, reports

June 2, 2015 06:27 AM
Only five on Friday injury report for Titans
by Marty Gitlin |

Only five players are listed on the injury report released by the Titans on Friday for their Week 4 battle in Indianapolis.

Included are quarterback Jake Locker (wrist) and tight end Delanie Walker (shoulder), both of whom are questionable. Also on the list are defensive end Ropati Pitoitua (knee) and tight end Taylor Thompson (knee), both of whom are doubtful. Linebacker James Anderson (thigh) is probable.

June 2, 2015 06:38 AM
Titans add James Anderson
by Larry Hartstein |

The Titans signed veteran linebacker James Anderson, reports He made 102 tackles for the Bears last year and was cut by the Patriots last month.

June 2, 2015 07:01 AM
Pats release four players
by Larry Hartstein |

The Patriots released linebacker James Anderson, defensive linemen Will Smith and Tommy Kelly, and rookie tight end Justin Jones.

June 2, 2015 07:10 AM
Patriots list inactives for Week 2 of preseason
by Igor Mello |

According to ESPN Boston, the following players are not expected to dress for the Patriots Friday night against Philadelphia: wide receiver Aaron Dobson, safety Tavon Wilson, safety Kanorris Davis, tight end D.J. Williams, tight end Michael Hoomanawanui, linebacker Cameron Gordon, linebacker Jerod Mayo, linebacker Ja'Gared Davis, linebacker James Anderson, center Bryan Stork, offensive tackle Chris Martin, defensive tackle Dominique Easley, wide receiver Jeremy Gallon, tight end Rob Gronkowski, defensive tackle Ben Bass, defensive tackle Jerel Worthy, defensive tackle Chris Jones, running back Tyler Gaffney, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard  and defensive tackle Sealver Siliga.

June 1, 2015 08:25 PM
Patriots make roster moves
by Larry Hartstein |

The Patriots signed veteran linebacker James Anderson and released receiver Mark Harrison. Anderson spent last season with the Bears, recording 102 tackles and four sacks while starting every game.

June 2, 2015 04:05 PM
James Anderson has 11 tackles in win
by Nando Di Fino |

Bears linebacker James Anderson had 11 tackles in Sunday's 38-31 win over the Browns. Anderson now has 87 tackles on the season. 

The Bears play the Eagles in Week 16. 

June 2, 2015 04:13 PM
Bears DST helpless against the run
by Larry Hartstein |

The Bears DST entered Week 14 dead last against the run, and the unit lived down to its ranking. Dallas ran for 198 yards on 28 carries, a 7.1-yard average.

Chicago got sacks from defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff, the former Cowboy, and linebacker James Anderson, but was unable to force a turnover. The Bears DST will look to put up more resistance Week 15 at Cleveland.

June 2, 2015 04:36 PM
James Anderson records a Week 12 sack
by Nando Di Fino |

Bears linebacker James Anderson recorded a sack in Sunday's 42-21 loss to the Rams. It was the second sack of the season for Anderson.

The Bears face the Vikings in Week 13. 

June 2, 2015 05:33 PM
James Anderson is defensive star for Bears Week 7
by Jeff Lippman |

Bears linebacker James Anderson led the team in tackles and added the only sack during the Week 7 loss at Washington Sunday afternoon. Anderson finished the game with eight tackles for Chicago in the 45-41 defeat.

The 30-year-old veteran linebacker picked up just his first sack of the season and the ninth of his career. He has 41 tackles combined this year and has also registered a fumble recovery. Chicago has a bye Week 8 and returns Week 9 at Green Bay on Monday night.

June 2, 2015 05:36 PM
Bears defense healthy for Week 7
by Jeff Lippman |

The Bears defense had several members grace the injury report heading into Sunday's Week 7 game at Washington. Fortunately for the Bears, just about everyone is healthy and ready to play against the Redskins.

Cornerback Charles Tillman, the only questionable defender due to a nagging knee injury, is active for the game. He was really the only iffy member of the defense on the injury report entering Sunday.

The remainder of the players on the report, all probable, are active as well. They are defensive backs Major Wright (knee) and Anthony Walters (hamstring), as well as linebacker James Anderson (back) and defensive lineman Stephen Paea (toe).


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Roanoke Rapids, NC, USA
Virginia Tech
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