Continuing an offseason makeover, the Broncos will release running back C.J. Anderson on Monday, per multiple National Football League sources.
Anderson was informed before the start of offseason workouts Monday that he would be released, multiple outlets reported.
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. Two years later, the Broncos made a decision to part ways with the running back.
He broke out midway through the 2014 season, turning a Peyton Manning dump-off pass into a spectacular, cross-field, 51-yard touchdown. He had a solid 2015 regular season and postseason that was topped by a 90-yard effort against Carolina in a Super Bowl 50 win.
In 2016, the Broncos matched an $18 million, four-year offer from the Miami Dolphins to keep Anderson, who was a restricted free agent and was tendered at the low level. He rushed for a career-high 1,007 yards with three touchdowns.
Anderson was due $4.5M million in salary this season.
"Just focus on me", Anderson said. But I'm going to focus on myself. "Use it as motivation".