Denver Broncos release running back CJ Anderson

Denver Broncos release running back CJ Anderson

Anderson's time in Denver is done. 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.

The Denver Broncos are releasing veteran running back C.J. Anderson, according to NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo.

As for Anderson, his release could finally open the door for him to find his way to the Dolphins.

Anderson signed a four-year, $18 million contract he signed in 2016 and was cut after attempts to trade him failed, reports. But I'm going to focus on myself.

The Broncos apparently had an agreement all set to trade Anderson to the Miami Dolphins for offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James, but the Dolphins chose to pull out of the deal.

In five seasons in Denver, the 27-year-old Anderson had 3,051 yards and 20 touchdowns. Anderson was just the 14th player to rush for 1,000 yards in a season for the Broncos and the first since 2013. He also had 859 yards receiving on 103 receptions and four touchdowns.