Panthers waive former Pro Bowl RB C.J. Anderson

C.J. Anderson, who ran for more than 1,000 yards last season with the Broncos, was waived by the Panthers on Monday after playing just nine games for Carolina.

“When we signed C.J. in the spring he saw a bigger role than he has had, and honestly, at the time so did we,” Panthers GM Marty Hurney said (via the team’s website). “But (starting running back) Christian McCaffrey has taken so much of the offense and so much of the plays, we just made the decision that this was the best thing for all parties involved.”

Anderson, a Pro Bowl selection in 2014, had only 104 rushing yards on 24 carries in a Panthers uniform and added one reception for a 24-yard touchdown.

Carolina envisioned Anderson as an effective backfield partner for McCaffrey, but McCaffrey has instead handled virtually every RB snap as Anderson averaged only six snaps per game.

McCaffrey, who has 1,018 total yards from scrimmage and eight total touchdowns so far in 2018, will now be spelled by Cameron Artis-Payne, who has only been active for two games this season.