C.J. Anderson’s time with the Denver Broncos has come to an end. According to Vic Lombardi of Altitude TV, the Broncos have released the veteran running back.

This officially signals a lack of interest in Anderson on the trade market, because the team planned to pursue that route before cutting him.

However, a 1,000-yard season in 2017 wasn’t enough to convince any franchise to absorb his $4.5 million salary. And the Broncos will save every penny of that $4.5 million by cutting Anderson, per Spotrac.

Denver has high expectations for Devonte Booker, despite him managing just 299 yards in 13 appearances last season. The third-year player is also far more affordable. Plus, the Broncos can fill out the rotation via the upcoming draft thanks to a strong 2018 class at the position.

David Kenyon
Writer for Sportsnaut and Bleacher Report, mostly covering college football as well as the NFL, NBA and college basketball.