CJ Anderson released by Broncos, should Dolphins sign RB?

Report: Broncos releasing RB CJ Anderson

The Broncos plan to release the running back, according to multiple reports.

Anderson, 27, ran for 1,007 yards and scored 3 touchdowns for Denver in 2017, averaging 4.1 yards per carry.

In 2016, the Dolphins signed C.J. Anderson to a four-year, $18 million offer sheet before the Broncos chose to match it.

During the offseason, it became clear the team was willing to trade the fifth-year back, but after failing to do so doing so they chose to part ways with him.

Anderson has some familiarity with the Dolphins system as he worked with head coach Adam Gase when he was the offensive coordinator of the Broncos from 2013-2014. Two years later, the Broncos chose to part ways with the running back. With Denver likely unable to find another deal, they finally chose to cut him.

The Broncos have the No. 5 pick in next week's NFL Draft and might target Penn State running back Saquon Barkley. He also had 28 catches for 224 receiving yards. Booker saw his touches limited last season with Anderson getting much of the workload, but he did have 877 yards from scrimmage and five touchdowns during his rookie year. Miami now has veteran Frank Gore and Kenyan Drake in their backfield.

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