Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Broncos to release CJ Anderson

Broncos to release CJ Anderson

Cutting the running back saves the Broncos $4.5 million on the salary cap.

The Denver Broncos have released starting running back C.J. Anderson.

A popular veteran, Anderson was almost traded to Miami several weeks ago for a right tackle, but the Dolphins backed out at the last minute.

Anderson, 27, appeared in all 16 games for the Broncos this season for the first time in his career.

In 2016, the Dolphins signed C.J. Anderson to a four-year, $18 million offer sheet before the Broncos chose to match it. With Denver likely unable to find another deal, they finally chose to cut him. He added 224 yards receiving on 28 catches with one TD. He had a solid 2015 regular season and postseason that was topped by a 90-yard effort against Carolina in a Super Bowl 50 win. Booker saw his touches limited last season with Anderson getting much of the workload, but he did have 877 yards from scrimmage and five touchdowns during his rookie year. They could also target a new running back in the draft. Anderson suggested he'd use the offseason of uncertainty to motivate him in 2018.

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