Falcons Add Veteran LB Anderson

The Falcons had perfect football weather Thursday at the Branch for practice. The team continues to get ready for their first game at the Georgia Dome since October 12, which will be on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.

The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have signed linebacker James Anderson.

Anderson, 6-2, 240 pounds, was originally selected by the Carolina Panthers in the third round (88th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. He has played in 117 games with 69 starts in nine seasons while totaling 383 tackles with 12 sacks, three interceptions, and 23 passes defensed.

Anderson spent seven seasons with the Panthers before joining the Chicago Bears in 2013 where he started all 16 games totaling 84 tackles and four sacks. He signed with the Tennessee Titans in September and saw action in seven games. The Chesapeake, Virginia product started 28 of 53 games at Virginia Tech and totaled 218 tackles, seven sacks, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, three interceptions and five passes defensed.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content