The New England Patriots announced today the signing of veteran LB James Anderson. Terms of the contract were not announced.

In addition, the Patriots released WR Mark Harrison.

Anderson, 30, is a veteran of eight NFL seasons with the Carolina Panthers (2006-12) and the Chicago Bears (2013). The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder originally entered the NFL as a third-round draft pick of Carolina out of Virginia Tech in 2006. He was released by Carolina on March 12, 2013, and was signed by Chicago as a free agent on March 24, 2013.