Broncos officially part ways with RB Anderson

From ESPN - April 16, 2018

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- With a deep group of running backs in the draft and the need for some additional salary-cap room, the Denver Broncos released running back C.J. Anderson on Monday.

"Over the last five years, C.J. developed from an undrafted player into an important member of our team," Broncos president of football operations/general manager John Elway said. "We appreciate all he did as a Bronco, especially during our Super Bowl season, and thank him for his many contributions on and off the field."

Anderson, who had his first career 1,000-yard season in 2017, was the team's leading rusher last season and has been with the Broncos since he made the roster as an undrafted rookie in 2013.

The Broncos had matched a four-year, $18 million offer sheet from the Miami Dolphins in 2016 to keep Anderson, 27, and that deal had two years remaining on it. The move comes as the Broncos opened their offseason program Monday.

Devontae Booker and De'Angelo Henderson, who was a sixth-round draft pick last year, are the only two running backs on Denver's roster.

Anderson's release or a trade have been possibilities since the end of the season, something Anderson himself acknowledged several times along the way. Broncos coach Vance Joseph outlined a much bigger role for Booker at the league meetings last month.


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