Continuing an offseason makeover, the Broncos will release running back C.J. Anderson on Monday, per multiple National Football League sources.
He ran for 3,051 yards and 20 touchdowns in his 58-game career with the Broncos and was a Pro Bowl selection in 2014. His yards-per-carry average was just 4.1, however, and his production over the last couple years did not entirely justify the cap hit he would have carried in 2018.
The Broncos have Devontae Booker and D'Angelo Henderson in their backfield, but are expected to add a player in the draft. After failing to find a deal, they will release him instead.
The Broncos tried to trade Anderson, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, to no avail. With Denver likely unable to find another deal, they finally made a decision to cut him. Eric Studesville, who was recently named the Dolphins running backs coach, was Anderson's position coach in Denver from 2013-2016.
Anderson rushed for 1,007 yards on 245 carries with three touchdowns.
With Anderson no longer on the team, Denver's running back room now consists of Devontae Booker and De'Angelo Henderson, both of which combined for 312 rushing yards previous year.
According to multiple reports, the Broncos released Anderson on Monday morning.
The news of Anderson's release comes as the team reports for the first day of their offseason conditioning program. Miami now has veteran Frank Gore and Kenyan Drake in their backfield.