Broncos release running back CJ Anderson

Ruben Hill
April 16, 2018

The team is releasing the running back, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported on Monday, according to a source informed of the decision.

The Broncos are widely expected to look for a running back at this month's draft.

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. He should be able to find a new home relatively soon.

Anderson, 27, played five seasons for the Broncos. 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. Eric Studesville, who was recently named the Dolphins running backs coach, was Anderson's position coach in Denver from 2013-2016. He also added in 28 receptions for 224 receiving yards and four total touchdowns.

With Anderson out of the picture in Denver, the Broncos could be set to make incoming third-year back Devontae Booker their new workhorse in the backfield. The Broncos had reportedly tried to trade Anderson but chose to release him after multiple failed attempts.

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