Denver Broncos: One Undrafted Free Agent With A Shot At Making The Team
Article written by Billy Brost
After the conclusion of the 2013 NFL Draft, teams scrambled to bid and sign the best undrafted free agents, whom teams believe can make a contribution on their rosters for the upcoming season. The Denver Broncos signed 16 such players, and while most will not make the final 53 man roster, the five that could be, will be previewed by NFL Draft Insiders the first is CJ Anderson.
With much less tread on the tires than 2nd round draft selection Monte' Ball, Anderson will most likely find himself on the practice squad to begin the 2013 campaign. A true north and south runner, he was part of a backfield by committee at Cal. Not overly fast, he possesses great vision and instincts, and has the knack for waiting until just the right moment to make his move upfield. He finished his career with the Bears with over 1100 combined receiving and rushing yards with 12 touchdowns.
The Broncos will play with four backs on the opening day roster and while Willis McGahee, Monte' Ball and Ronnie Hillman appear to be locks, Anderson has a chance if the team decides to cut Lance Ball and Knowshon Moreno, to save money and if Anderson impresses. If Anderson makes the team, he will function mostly on special teams, but he could find some carries and if he does, he could surprise many.