By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Free agent running back C.J. Anderson has signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions. Financial terms were not disclosed.
He will attempt to have a good season then strike gold next offseason with a multi-year extension.
With the Lions, he is expected to backup Kerryon Johnson, who is expected to be the team’s starter. The team also has Zach Zenner, Mark Thompson, Theo Riddick, and Kerwynn Williams, according to ourlads.com.
Anderson is with his fourth team in the past year. He began last season with the Carolina Panthers, before being released.
He appeared in nine games, including one start with the Panthers. He had 24 carries for 104 yards.
The 28-year-old Vallejo, California native then signed with the Oakland Raiders, but never played a game for them. He then signed with the Los Angeles Rams.
He made two starts with the Rams towards the end of the season. Anderson had 43 carries for 299 yards and two touchdowns.
In the postseason, he appeared in three games for the Rams. Los Angeles was defeated by the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
Anderson had 46 carries for 189 yards and two touchdowns in postseason play. He also had three receptions for 17 yards.