Patriots Sign Veteran LB James Anderson

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The Patriots bolstered their depth at linebacker on Wednesday, signing veteran James Anderson, who led the Chicago Bears in tackles last season and is considered to be effective in a coverage-type role, Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston reports.

To make room for Anderson, the club released first-year receiver Mark Harrison, an undrafted free agent from 2013 who spent last year on injured reserve with a foot injury.

Anderson, 30, had worked out for the Patriots in April. He has played for the Panthers (2006-12) and Bears (2013), and at 6-foot-2 and 235 pounds, he is known more for his coverage ability than physical play. He projects to a reserve, sub-type role on defense, as the Patriots are solid at the top of the linebacker depth chart with Jerod Mayo, Dont’a Hightower and Jamie Collins, but were thin depth-wise after not drafting a player at the position.


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