The Carolina Panthers have signed free agent running back C.J. Anderson to a one-year contract, the team announced today. Anderson previously played five seasons with the Denver Broncos before he was released in April.
Anderson played in 58 games in his five seasons with the Broncos, amassing 3,051 rushing yards and scoring 20 rushing touchdowns. In his 693 rushing attempts, he only lost three fumbles, tying for the third-fewest fumbles lost in the NFL over the last five seasons (min. 600 carries).
Anderson also tallied 103 receptions for 859 receiving yards with four receiving touchdowns. In five postseason games, Anderson totaled 323 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns, including a 90-yard, one-touchdown performance in Super Bowl 50.
Last season, Anderson played all 16 games and tallied his first career 1,000-yard rushing season, finishing with 1,007 rushing yards, which ranked ninth in the NFL.
Anderson earned a Pro Bowl nod in 2014 when he had a breakout sophomore campaign with 849 rushing yards and 324 receiving yards.
A native of Vallejo, Calif., Anderson was signed by the Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2013.
He saw action in all 25 games in two seasons at the University of California-Berkley and rushed for 1,135 yards and 12 touchdowns on 198 carries (5.7 avg.) after transferring from Laney College.