photo - Broncos running back C.J. Anderson runs past Chiefs defenders Ramik Wilson, left, and Eric Murray for five yards and a first down at the KC 34-yard line during the first quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos running back C.J. Anderson runs past Chiefs defenders Ramik Wilson, left, and Eric Murray for five yards and a first down at the KC 34-yard line during the first quarter Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock) 

The Denver Broncos have released starting running back C.J. Anderson.

Although he rushed for 1,007 yards last season and is only 27 years old, Anderson was informed by general manager John Elway prior to the Broncos’ offseason-opening team meeting this morning that he was getting let go.

He had two years at $4.5 million each year left on his contract but none of that money was guaranteed. The Broncos not only saved money by releasing Anderson, they opened up playing time for Devontae Booker and De’Angelo Henderson.

It is believed the Broncos will also take a running back with one of the eight picks they have within the first five rounds.

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