C.J. Anderson unlikely to re-sign with Los Angeles Rams
C.J. Anderson and the Los Angeles Rams are bound to go their separate ways this offseason.
The 28-year-old running back is currently a free agent, and his recent activity via Twitter suggests that he won’t receive an offer to return to the team’s backfield alongside Todd Gurley for the 2019-2020 campaign.
“Lol the disrespect is real guess It is what It is,” Anderson tweeted Friday afternoon. “It’s the same story over and over. All I ever wanted was a full opportunity to play 16. My 16 vs anybody else 16 with no front office / coach trying to move me out the way or play we like this guy game. Just want a 16 all I ask.”
Anderson played a massive role in the Rams’ offensive scheme throughout the NFL Playoffs this past season – totaling 46 carries for 189 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Despite being one of the key components to the team’s Super Bowl appearance against the New England Patriots, it’s clear that the Rams have met their conclusion with how they want to move forward in their follow-up attempt at winning the Lombardi.
Adding to their formidable defense has been atop the priorities on their docket thus far. They recently signed veteran assets Eric Weddle and Clay Matthews. They also retained Dante Fowler Jr. on the defensive front.
On offense, the backfield currently features Gurley, Malcolm Brown, John Kelly, and Justin Davis – signifying that Anderson’s services will no longer be a necessity.
Obviously, there’s a nugget of information that Anderson is privy to.
By the way my disrespect tweets last night had nothing to do with the rams. Had a long convo with some 1 I trust and that’s how that convo ended. I thank the rams for a beautiful opportunity It was very fun.
— Cj Anderson (@cjandersonb22) March 22, 2019
C.J. Anderson will be heading into his seventh NFL season. He’s notched 760 carries for 3,454 yards and 22 touchdowns in his career.