Continuing an offseason makeover, the Broncos will release running back C.J. Anderson on Monday, per multiple National Football League sources.
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 01: C.J. Anderson #22 of the Denver Broncos tries to break free from Nicholas Morrow #50 of the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 1, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.
Anderson was scheduled to make $4.5 million in 2018, however, he didn't have any dead money in his contract so his release cost the team nothing against the cap. But they were looking for a trade instead of an outright release. With Denver likely unable to find another deal, they finally chose to cut him.More news: Ramaphosa vows to go visit Marikana widows at Madikizela-Mandela's funeral
The Denver Broncos are releasing the sixth-year running back, per The Athletic's Nicki Jhabvala. He also added in 28 receptions for 224 receiving yards and four total touchdowns. He was the first running back to eclipse 1,000 yards in Denver since Knowshon Moreno.
The Broncos tried to find a trade for Anderson throughout the offseason, even coming close to trading him to the Dolphins at one point.