Appalachian State running back Travaris Cadet to fill Anderson’s spot on the 53-man roster.The Carolina Panthers have waived running back C.J. Anderson according to Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer.Anderson signed a one-year contract worth $1.7 million in the offseason Color Rush Dontari Poe Jersey , but he hasn’t been much of a factor in their offensive game plan through the first nine games of 2018. Anderson has only rushed 24 times for 104 yards in nine games, which is well below what he expected to produce given that he rushed for over 1,000 yards in his final season with the Denver Broncos in 2017. Panthers general manager Marty Hurney had this to say about the decision:We’ll probably never find out if this is true or not, but it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if Anderson requested this transaction. There’s no point in him wasting a prime year of his career on the bench if he can go elsewhere and produce, and it’s clear that the Panthers didn’t have any plans for him if they just let him go for free.Hopefully this move doesn’t come back to bite the Panthers Youth Cam Newton Jersey , and hopefully Anderson doesn’t end up somewhere else in the NFC South this year—like Atlanta or New Orleans, who the Panthers will face in the final three weeks of the year.Moving forward, the Panthers will likely give the ‘running back who just sits on the bench and does nothing’ spot to Cameron Artis-Payne, who has only been on the active game day roster twice this season.Panthers 24 Falcons 31: 5 winners, 3 losers in Carolina’s loss to Atlanta The Panthers defense played like garbage today. There’s no nice way to say it. That’s the bottom line of how today’s 31-24 loss to the Falcons went. If the Panthers’ defense played a semi-competent game http://www.authenticscarolinapanthers.com/cheap-mike-adams-jersey , the Panthers would be 2-0 right now. It’s unfortunate that it ended up this way, because the offense played well enough to win. It just wasn’t meant to be, it seems.Let’s dive into the winners and losers from today’s action.WinnersCam Newton: Newton had a great game today if you account for the fact that his receivers let him down multiple times by dropping perfectly thrown passes. He finished the day 32-of-45 passing for 335 yards with three touchdowns and one interception (that totally wasn’t his fault, but we’ll get to that later). Considering 14 of those receptions and 102 of those yards came from Christian McCaffrey, you can see that Newton would have probably left Atlanta with a win if his receivers would have been able to produce for him.Christian McCaffrey: As I mentioned previously Color Rush Shaq Thompson Jersey , McCaffrey hauled in 14 receptions for 102 yards today and was a key factor in the Panthers moving the ball on offense. He lined up all over the field and made quality plays to keep the chains moving throughout the afternoon. It’s unfortunate that hardly anyone else stepped up, but if the Panthers can keep using McCaffrey like they did against the Falcons the offense has the potential to be dangerous this season.Jarius Wright: Wright grabbed five catches for 62 yards and a touchdown this afternoon, and he also picked up several key first downs for the Panthers to keep the chains moving. He is a key asset on third down and is one of the best free agent pickups the Panthers have made in a long time. The Panthers finally have their “go-to guy” on third down, and that will benefit the offense as the season progresses.D.J. Moore: Moore took his first career reception and turned it into an electrifying 51-yard touchdown reception that pulled the Panthers to within one score late in the fourth quarter. He almost hauled in the game-tying touchdown as time expired as well, but it just wasn’t meant to be. At any rate http://www.authenticscarolinapanthers.com/cheap-jarius-wright-jersey , we saw good things from Moore today and should continue to see them as he gets familiar with the speed of the NFL.Graham Gano: He buried a 54-yard field goal to give the Panthers a 3-0 lead in the first quarter. Yeah, that’s good enough to make the winner’s column today. Let that marinate for a few minutes.