Updated 12/18/2018 9:50 PM PST
The Los Angeles Rams have signed C.J. Anderson, the former Denver Bronco running back. Anderson won Superbowl L with the Broncos as they defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The signing comes two days later after Rams running backs Todd Gurley (knee), and Justin Davis (shoulder) injured against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Both players are listed day to day with there injuries, as head coach Sean McVay seems to feel that Gurley should be ready. Davis, on the other hand, is uncertain with his status with leaves on rookie John Kelly as the only healthy back. Anderson is insurance in the case there's a setback with either of the two players come Sunday as the Rams set to play the Arizona Cardinals.
The undrafted free agent of the 2013 NFL Draft signed with the Denver Broncos after completing his last two seasons at the University of California. Anderson is an excellent late-season pickup for the Rams with postseason experience.
A 5'8" 225lb he's versatile running back and a tough inside runner and a good receiver out the backfield. A very explosive downhill runner with the ability to cutback like a scat back. His career 4.40 yard carry per average while rushing the ball 717 times for 3,155 yards and 20 touchdowns. As a receiver, Anderson has 104 career receptions for 883 yards(8.49 avg) and five touchdowns.
C.J. Anderson Highlights
He joins a Rams team at the right time as they are preparing for their playoff run. In Super Bowl L, Anderson was the leading rusher in the game with 23 carries for 90 yards and a touchdown. He provides experience as both a runner and a receiver and the ability as a pass blocker.
The Rams are making a wise choice by adding Anderson as he is a legitimate back who will provide some rest for Gurley and depth and experience at the running back position. Anderson's jersey number will be #35 and have to say we are eager to see him play.
In a corresponding move, the Rams release their 2017 Pro-Bowl returner Pharoh Cooper from the roster.