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Falcons release LB James Anderson

The Falcons have released linebacker James Anderson.

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The Falcons have released inside linebacker James Anderson. Anderson, originally acquired by the Carolina Panthers in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft, was signed by the Falcons on November 20th and was inactive for each game since that time.

Inside linebacker is a relatively thin position for the Falcons in terms of depth. They have Paul Worrilow, Joplo Bartu, and Prince Shembo, and then Nate Stupar, who is primarily a special teams contributor at present and has played just three defensive snaps this season.

No corresponding roster move has been announced as of yet. It's possible the team will want to shore up the running back position with Steven Jackson's status uncertain after suffering a quad injury against the Saints on Sunday. They may want to add another linebacker because depth is a concern, or they may want to go in a different direction entirely.

We wish James Anderson, a nine-year veteran, the very best as he moves on from the Falcons. What is your expectation for what the team will do with his roster spot?