Jonathan Anderson

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Jonathan Anderson
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Anderson in 2015
New York Giants
Personal information
Born: (1991-10-27) October 27, 1991 (age 27)
Corpus Christi, Texas
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Mary Carroll
(Corpus Christi, Texas)
Career history
Roster status:Reserve/Future
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:53
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at

Jonathan Anderson (born October 27, 1991) is an American football linebacker for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He played college football at TCU.

Professional career[edit]

Chicago Bears[edit]

On May 3, 2015, Anderson signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent.[1] On September 5, Anderson was waived but resigned to the practice squad three days later on September 8.[2][3] He was promoted to the active roster on October 14.[4] Anderson recorded his first career interception against the Detroit Lions on October 18, 2015.[5] Anderson recorded his first career forced fumble against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 27, 2015.[6] At the end of the 2015 season, Anderson recorded 36 tackles, 2 passes defensed, and 1 interception.[7] He and Harold Jones-Quartey became the first pair of undrafted rookies to record interceptions in the same season in Bears history.[8]

Anderson was released by the Bears on September 27, 2016 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[9][10] He was promoted back to the active roster on November 23.[11]

On September 2, 2017, Anderson was waived by the Bears and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[12][13] He was promoted to the active roster on September 12.[14] He was waived by the Bears on October 26, 2017 and was re-signed to the practice squad.[15] He was promoted back to the active roster on November 11, 2017.[16] He was waived on December 9, 2017 and re-signed back to the practice squad.[17][18] He was promoted back to the active roster on December 20, 2017.[19] He played in 12 games in 2017, recording ten tackles.

On September 1, 2018, Anderson was waived by the Bears.[20] He later landed on the team's injured reserve list, but he was waived on September 24, 2018.[21]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

On December 11, 2018, Anderson was signed by the Arizona Cardinals, but was released a week later.[22][23]

New York Giants[edit]

On January 2, 2019, Anderson signed a reserve/future contract with the New York Giants.[24]

Personal life[edit]

In December 2014, Anderson got his degree in criminal justice.[25]


  1. ^ Mayer, Larry (May 3, 2015). "Bears add 15 undrafted free agents".
  2. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 5, 2015). "Bears make cuts to reduce roster to 53".
  3. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 7, 2015). "Bears sign 10 to practice squad".
  4. ^ Jones, Brian (October 14, 2015). "Bears promote LB Jonathan Anderson to active roster". 247Sports.
  5. ^ "Bears Jonathan Anderson intercepts Lions Matthew Stafford". Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  6. ^ "Bears Jonathan Anderson forces Buccaneers Doug Martin fumble". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  7. ^ "Chicago Bears: Jonathan Anderson". Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  8. ^ Stollz, Jeremy (September 28, 2016). "Chicago Bears place Kyle Fuller on Injured Reserve". Bear Report. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  9. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 27, 2016). "Bears ink Joique Bell, put Fuller on IR".
  10. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 28, 2016). "Bell thankful to Bears for opportunity".
  11. ^ Mayer, Larry (November 23, 2016). "Bears re-sign Fales, put Miller on IR".
  12. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 2, 2017). "Bears reach NFL's 53-man roster limit".
  13. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 4, 2017). "Bears sign Jenkins, nine to practice squad".
  14. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 12, 2017). "Freeman joins White on injured reserve".
  15. ^ Mayer, Larry (October 26, 2017). "Bears acquire Inman in trade with Chargers".
  16. ^ Wiederer, Dan (November 11, 2017). "Bears waive receiver Tanner Gentry, promote linebacker Jonathan Anderson".
  17. ^ Eurich, Matt (December 9, 2017). "Rashaad Coward promoted to Bears 53-man roster".
  18. ^ Bouda, Nate (December 12, 2017). "Bears Sign LB Jonathan Anderson & DL Caushaud Lyons To Practice Squad". NFL Trade Rumors.
  19. ^ Mayer, Larry (December 20, 2017). "Bears put McPhee on injured reserve".
  20. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 1, 2018). "Bears announce 53-man roster".
  21. ^ Bouda, Nate. "Bears Waive LB Jonathan Anderson From Injured Reserve". Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  22. ^ "As Nkemdiche Goes To IR, Cardinals Bring Back Vincent Valentine". December 11, 2018.
  23. ^ Urban, Darren (December 18, 2018). "Cardinals Make More Moves At Cornerback".
  24. ^ Eisen, Michael (January 2, 2019). "Giants sign nine players to Reserve/Future contracts".
  25. ^ Greenburg, Jon (September 4, 2015). "A long shot to make the Bears, Jonathan Anderson was an NFL player for one night".

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