Panthers sign RB C.J. Anderson to one-year contract

Panthers sign RB C.J. Anderson to one-year contract
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CHARLOTTE, NC (WECT) - The Carolina Panthers have signed free agent running back C.J. Anderson to a one-year contract.

Anderson, who spent five seasons with the Denver Broncos before being released in April, played all 16 games last year and tallied a career-high 1,007 rushing yards, which ranked him ninth in the NFL.

He played in 58 games in his five seasons with the Broncos, amassing 3,051 rushing yards and 20 rushing touchdowns. In his 693 rushing attempts, he only lost three fumbles, tying for the third-fewest lost in the NFL over the last five seasons (min. 600 carries).

Anderson, a former undrafted free agent out of Cal, earned a Pro Bowl nod in 2014 when he had a breakout sophomore campaign with 849 rushing yards and 324 receiving yards.

Anderson is expected to form a strong backfield tandem with 2017 first-round pick Christian McCaffrey.

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