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Bears issue Mike Singletary's No. 50

Updated: April 10, 2013, 4:47 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

New linebacker James Anderson will be the first Chicago Bear to wear No. 50 since Mike Singletary retired in 1992, and the Hall of Fame linebacker assured the team it's fine by him.

"He said he wasn't aware that it hadn't been assigned, that he's got no problem with it, and he's perfectly fine with it," Bears chairman George McCaskey told the team's website. "In fact, he would prefer that it be assigned to somebody. He said, 'I'd rather somebody wear it than see it hanging it up ...

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