Anderson was waived by the Panthers on Monday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports. With Christian McCaffrey handling a 96.3 percent snap share, Anderson presumably was frustrated with a role much smaller than what he signed up for in the offseason. The 27-year-old shouldn't have much trouble finding work, as he averaged 4.3 yards on 24 carries for the Panthers after producing the first 1,000-yard rushing season of his career with the Broncos in 2017. Anderson might provide an immediate upgrade in the backfield for Philadelphia or Tampa Bay.
Anderson lost one yard on his two carries in Week 10's loss to the Steelers. Anderson has now been given just 24 carries through nine games, emphasizing his small role behind starting tailback Christian McCaffrey.
Anderson rushed one time for one yard in Week 9's win over the Buccaneers. Anderson played just three snaps on offense, returning to a peripheral role after getting five carries the previous game. Halfway through the season, Anderson is averaging under three touches per game, evidencing his lack of involvement behind all-purpose starter Christian McCaffrey.
Anderson rushed five times for 20 yards in Sunday's 36-21 win over the Ravens. Anderson's workload was his highest since Week 1. In fact, it marked the first time he was handed any carries since Week 5. While he's done well in his limited opportunities, averaging an even 5.0 yards per carry, Anderson's small share still severely restricts his value.
Anderson did not get any touches in Sunday's 21-17 win over the Eagles. Anderson played just three offensive snaps, but that shouldn't be surprising considering how sparingly he's been used since joining the Panthers this season. Unless something were to happen to Christian McCaffrey, the veteran backup figures to remain in a restricted role.
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