Former Broncos running back C.J. Anderson signs with Raiders

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 20: Running back C.J. Anderson of the Denver Broncos celebrates after scoring a first quarter rushing touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during a preseason NFL game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 20, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

OAKLAND — Former Broncos running back C.J. Anderson has signed with the Oakland Raiders, less than a month after he was released by the Carolina Panthers, according to multiple reports.

The Panthers signed Anderson in the offseason after the Broncos released him in April. The team intended for him to compliment Colorado-native Christian McCaffrey, but McCaffrey became an every down player for the team.

He played five seasons for Denver and rushed for 1,007 yards and had 224 receiving yards in 2017 when he started all 16 games.

The Broncos beat the Raiders in week two but will face them again on Christmas Eve, so there’s a chance the Broncos will face their former teammate.

While the Broncos have a 6-6 record and are making a push for the playoffs, the Raiders have a 2-10 record and have been eliminated from playoff contention.

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