C.J. Anderson is a free agent after being released from the Denver Broncos on Monday, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.
The Broncos are releasing RB C.J. Anderson, source says.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 16, 2018
Anderson is coming off his most productive NFL season in which he played all 16 games for the first time in his career. He finished with a career-high 1,007 rushing yards to go with 224 receiving yards and four total touchdowns.
The 27-year-old had spent his entire five-year career with the Broncos, producing some big moments. He earned a Pro Bowl selection in 2014 after a huge second half of the season, and he was a key part of the team’s 2015 run to a Super Bowl title.
The team reportedly also had a verbal agreement to send the running back to the Miami Dolphins before the trade was nixed, per Troy Renck of Denver7. After apparently unable to find another potential deal, the Broncos released him to clear cap room as well as possible playing time for Devontae Booker and others.