The Denver Broncos have released veteran running back C.J. Anderson, who is coming off of the first 1,000 yard season of his National Football League career. He was an integral part of their Super Bowl run in 2015.
Anderson could form a strong thunder-and-lightning backfield with second-year man Mack, who teased game-breaking potential in 2017.
Anderson was informed before the start of offseason workouts Monday that he would be released, multiple outlets reported.
This timing will allow Anderson to find a new team before an National Football League club fills the need in the draft.
The NFL Network is reporting that the Broncos are cutting Anderson. He's ninth in career rushing yards (3,051 for Anderson), right behind Clinton Portis (3,099) and right ahead of Jon Keyworth (2,653).
Anderson finished 11th in Pro Football Focus' elusive rating last season among qualified running backs, forcing 41 missed tackles on 273 touches and averaging 2.78 yards after contact.
Booker, Henderson, and a rookie should be the Broncos' top three backs going into the 2018 season. He finished first among qualified running backs in PFF's pass blocking efficiency, allowing no sacks, one QB hit and two hurries on 87 pass block snaps.
The idea of bringing in a veteran quarterback and drafting Barkley has, on paper, been a very attractive option for quite some time now.
The Denver Broncos seem to be shaking things up at Dove Valley.