Aug 8, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (39) carries the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the third quarter at Candlestick Park. The Denver Broncos defeated the San Francisco 49ers 10-6. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos RB C.J. Anderson Close to Returning from Injury

Broncos running back C.J. Anderson, the latest undrafted free agent to make the Broncos’ final 53-man roster is close to returning, per himself.

Anderson was very solid in the Broncos’ first pre-season game against the 49ers, but wound up hurting his knee at practice. He missed the rest of the pre-season and is expected to be out at least for the Giants game on Sunday, but there’s a solid chance he could be back when the Broncos take on the Raiders on Monday, September 23rd.

Since 2004, the Denver Broncos have had at least one undrafted free agent make the final roster, and Anderson is the third running back to do so, joining Mike Bell (2006) and Selvin Young (2007).

Before he was carted off the practice field, Anderson was running as the Broncos’ #2 goal line tailback, so it’s not out of the question to think he could make an impact at some point this year.

Whatever the case is, Anderson did enough that the Broncos didn’t even want to try and stash him on the practice squad. He showed great quickness and vision in the team’s first pre-season game, so we’ll see what comes of his young career. Exciting news for him that he is close to returning to game action.

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