When the Panthers signed running back C.J. Anderson this offseason

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When the Panthers signed running back C.J. Anderson this offseason , he seemed like a perfect complement to Christian McCaffrey.Instead, McCaffrey has become an every down player, so the Panthers let Anderson go Monday.Via the team’s official website, the Panthers released the former Broncos running back, who had over 1,000 yards last year.“When we signed C.J. in the spring he saw a bigger role than he has had, and honestly Youth Luke Kuechly Jersey , at the time so did we,” Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney said. “But Christian McCaffrey has taken so much of the offense and so much of the plays, we just made the decision that this was the best thing for all parties involved.”Anderson will have to pass through waivers before he can pick another team of his choosing, where there might be a bigger role.McCaffrey has played 96.35 percent of the Panthers snaps this year (554), while Anderson has logged just 9.39 percent (54 snaps). He has just 24 carries for 104 yards.Of course, McCaffrey’s 1,018 yards from scrimmage makes it easy to justify , as long as he’s healthy. The Panthers were back on the practice field today as they prepare for their Week 6 game against Washington.We have good news on the Greg Olsen front — he’s expected to play on Sunday. He’s officially listed as questionable, but according to Ron Rivera he would have been listed as probable if that designation still existed. This is great news for the Panthers.It goes without saying that adding a player of Olsen’s caliber will improve the Panthers’ offense, so hopefully he’ll be 100% on Sunday. The Panthers will be without Jared Norris, Andre Smith and Damiere Byrd on Sunday as all three players have been ruled out. Norris is expected to be placed on injured reserve later today so the Panthers can make room on the 53-man roster for Thomas Davis. Norris will have season ending surgery to fix a turf toe problem.Overall, the Panthers appear to be heading into Sunday’s game pretty healthy, which is always a good thing.Here’s today’s full injury reportanthers injury reportOutWR Damiere Byrd (ankle)LB Jared Norris (toe)LB Andre Smith (hamstring)DoubtfulNoneQuestionableTE Greg Olsen (foot)Practice StatusDid not participate in practice = 0% of a player’s normal repetitionsLimited participation in practice = Less than 100% of a player’s normal repetitionsFull participation in practice = 100% of a player’s normal repetitionsGame StatusOut = Player will not playDoubtful = Player unlikely to playQuestionable = Uncertain if player will play

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