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Report: C.J. Anderson released by Denver Broncos

The long-rumored move on the veteran running back finally happened

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What most thought would happen in early March finally came to fruition on Monday.

According to multiple reports, John Elway and the Denver Broncos released C.J. Anderson. The two sides met in early March and the talk was clearly about the future of both the player and the franchise, but nothing came of it until today when the Broncos parted ways with Anderson.

Parting with Anderson frees up an immediate $4.5 million without incurring any dead money, which allows them to keep their salary cap healthy after signing Case Keenum to a respectable starter-level amount for a quarterback.

Anderson has been a great Bronco since coming in as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He is a Super Bowl champion and pulled in his first 1,000 yard season in 2017. He finished his career in Denver with over 3,000 yards rushing, 20 touchdowns and a respectable 4.4 yards per carry.

He should command plenty of attention in free agency has he is still just 27 years old and likely has a lot of tread left in those tires.


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