The Detroit Lions apparently were enamored by the Rams’ rushing attack in 2018.
After a failed attempt to sign back Malcolm Brown, the Lions on Monday agreed to terms on a one-year contract with C.J. Anderson, according to several reports that cited unnamed sources.
Anderson appeared to confirm the reports in a series of tweets.
“You know I’m ready big bro just like the old days,” Anderson tweeted in response to a tweet by Lions receiver Marvin Jones, a college teammate at California.
The Rams retained Brown last month, a restricted free agent who has served as star Todd Gurley’s backup, by matching the offer sheet Brown signed with the Lions. The two-year deal guarantees Brown $2.1 million.
Anderson energized the Rams’ rushing attack after Brown suffered a season-ending collarbone injury against the Lions, and Gurley dealt with a knee issue that surfaced the next week against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Anderson, 28, rushed for more than 100 yards in regular-season games against the Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers, and a divisional-round playoff victory over the Dallas Cowboys.