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Reports: Lions sign free agent RB C.J. Anderson to one-year deal

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Posted at 6:48 PM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 20:39:29-04

(WXYZ) — The Lions have a deal with free agent running back C.J. Anderson, according to multiple reports.

Anderson had a major emergence last season and in the playoffs with the Rams once Todd Gurley missed games at the end of the season.

The Lions have been searching for a backup running back to help Kerryon Johnson in the backfield.

It's a one-year deal for Anderson, who wants to prove himself again and find another deal next offseason, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

The Lions signed Zach Zenner earlier this offseason, and have Theo Riddick returning, too.