Running back C.J. Anderson is headed to play for Matt Patricia and the Detroit Lions, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Former Rams’ RB C.J. Anderson reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions, per source. Chance to produce this season, then hit market again after this season.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 1, 2019
Anderson started his career in 2013, signing with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of the University of California. He played with the Broncos for five seasons. Last season, he journeyed to three teams, starting with the Carolina Panthers, next with the Oakland Raiders, and eventually playing a major role in the Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams.
In his six-year career, he has carried the ball 760 times for 3,454 rushing yards and contributed 22 rushing touchdowns. In the receiving game, he has made 108 receptions for 900 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns.
This addition could positively affect the Detroit Lions offense, as Anderson is added to a group of running backs that includes Nick Bawden, Kerryon Johnson, Theo Riddick, Mark Thompson, Kerwynn Williams, and Zach Zenner.