National Football League free agency: Former Panthers RB C.J. Anderson signs with Lions

NEW ORLEANS LA- JANUARY 20 Los Angeles Rams running back C.J. Anderson runs the ball for a gain during the NFC Championship Football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New Orleans Saints

NEW ORLEANS LA- JANUARY 20 Los Angeles Rams running back C.J. Anderson runs the ball for a gain during the NFC Championship Football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New Orleans Saints

According to a report by Mike Garafolo at NFL Network, the former Carolina Panthers running back has signed with Detroit.

So, what exactly does this mean for the Lions running back situation?

Signing Anderson gives the Lions another proven option to mix in with Johnson.

Nation, what do you think this means for the Lions running back stable? Then the club turned to Anderson.

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Anderson should be first in line behindRB Kerryon Johnson for carries- especially if he finds his late 2018 season form. He played in Denver from 2013 to 2017 after going undrafted out of Cal, where he was teammates with current Lions receiver Marvin Jones.

After he was released in the middle of the season, Anderson spent a few minutes with the Raiders before moving on to the Rams. In two regular season games, Anderson rushed for 299 yards and two touchdowns. His performance earned him shared time with Gurley in the playoffs. He continued his success in the postseason, gaining 123 yards against the Cowboys in the divisional round.

In his career, he has started 39 games, accumulated 3,454-yards rushing (4.5 ypc), 22 touchdowns on the ground, 108 catches for 900-yards with five touchdown receptions.

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