Seahawks Meet With C.J. Anderson

A third name has surfaced in Seattle’s 11th-hour running back search. C.J. Anderson also worked out for the Seahawks on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets.

Mentioned as a fill-in candidate in the wake of Seattle’s rough Week 16, Anderson joined Robert Turbin in auditioning for the suddenly desperate playoff-bound squad. Marshawn Lynch┬áis perhaps set to help fill the void left by the injuries to Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny and C.J. Prosise. But the Seahawks are planning to sign two running backs, per the Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta (on Twitter). Anderson brings considerable experience and has a history of key postseason contributions.

Anderson has played in three Super Bowls, the first being Super Bowl XLVIII against the Seahawks. A Pro Bowler in 2014 and 1,000-yard rusher with the Broncos in 2017, Anderson started in Super Bowl 50 and led all players with 100 scrimmage yards that night. He was a struggling Denver offense’s most reliable option in the 2015 playoffs.

He joined the Rams at around this juncture in 2018 and helped reignite a ground game following Todd Gurley‘s injury. Both he and Gurley surpassed 100 yards in Los Angeles’ divisional-round win over Dallas earlier this year. Anderson went 3-for-5 in 100-yard games as a Ram.

The Lions signed Anderson but released him early this season. The Broncos, Panthers and Raiders cut him last year, but Anderson revived his stock with the Rams. The seven-season veteran has not caught on anywhere since departing Detroit, but this profiles as another late-season opportunity for the 28-year-old free agent.

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