Anderson was informed before the start of offseason workouts Monday that he would be released, multiple outlets reported.
The Denver Broncos have released running bank C.J. Anderson, the National Football League announced on Twitter Monday.
When the Broncos extended Anderson with a low tender as a restricted free agent, the Miami Dolphins and head coach Adam Gase signed him to a four-year, $18 million offer sheet. However, the Broncos are looking to go younger at the position, and the move saves them $4.5 million in cap space with no dead money.
Anderson, 27, appeared in all 16 games for the Broncos this season for the first time in his career. Two years later, the Broncos chose to part ways with the running back.
With Anderson out of the picture in Denver, the Broncos could be set to make incoming third-year back Devontae Booker their new workhorse in the backfield.
Anderson could not have been too surprised by his release.
"If they draft somebody who they feel can help their team win, they have every right, " Anderson said. I'm going into this season thinking I can be cut at any moment. "Use it as motivation".