Report: Broncos releasing C.J. Anderson

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.