Backfield change: Panthers waive Anderson; sign Cadet

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Panthers have waived backup running back C.J. Anderson, a 1,000-yard rusher last season with the Broncos.

Anderson played in nine games for Carolina and had 104 yards rushing on 24 carries. He had one reception for a 24-yard touchdown.

Carolina signed running back Travaris Cadet on Monday to replace Anderson on the roster.

Panthers general manager Marty Hurney says "when we signed C.J. in the spring I think he saw his role evolving into more. But Christian (McCaffrey) has taken the majority of the role here."

Hurney says Anderson did not ask to be traded or released.

Anderson, 27, ran for 1,007 yards last season for the Broncos but was not re-signed by Denver.

Cadet, 29, played for the Bills and Jets last season and had 23 carries for 96 yards.