Broncos to release CJ Anderson

Annette Crawford
April 16, 2018

Anderson had been on the roster bubble for a while, and many expected the Broncos to release him earlier this offseason.

Former Cal running back C.J. Anderson is looking for a new team. The Broncos never found a taker, but they've made a decision to move on from the Pro Bowl running back.

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. He didn't start in his two seasons for the University of California and he wasn't drafted in 2013.

He broke out midway through the 2014 season, turning a Peyton Manning dump-off pass into a spectacular, cross-field, 51-yard touchdown.

In 2016, the Dolphins signed C.J. Anderson to a four-year, $18 million offer sheet before the Broncos chose to match it. Anderson rushed for a career-high 1,007 yards previous year, but he'll have to go elsewhere to continue his forward momentum.

He rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown when the Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.

Anderson could not have been too surprised by his release. But I'm going to focus on myself. "I'm going to use it as a motivation".

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