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Broncos likely to move on from C.J. Anderson

C.J. Anderson

The Denver Broncos have been somewhat transparent when it comes to discussing their player personnel going into the offseason. However, they have been largely non-committal about running back C.J. Anderson’s future in Denver.

Unfortunately, the writing may have been on the wall amidst all the money-saving moves the Broncos have made thus far. According to Troy Renck of Denver7 ABC, Denver is reportedly ready to part ways with Anderson this offseason:

Broncos likely to move on from CJ Anderson. And will be looking for a QB, tight end and nickel CB in free agency. Tyrod was fallback plan. Cousins top target followed by Keenum. And a bridge QBs like Bradford and McCown could be in play with QB selected w 5th pick

Anderson is coming off his best year yet after registering the first 1,000-yard campaign of his five-year career albeit for just three touchdowns. He also managed to flash his prowess in the passing game with 28 receptions for 224 yards and a touchdown. However, it seems Anderson’s body of work was not enough to spur the Broncos to risk resources they can use on their next potential franchise quarterback.

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The reports are just further proof of how expendable the running back position has become in today’s NFL. Fortunately, C.J. Anderson should have plenty of suitors this offseason with a bevy of teams looking for an every-down back. His versatile skill set could be a solid addition to backfields currently lacking depth. Meanwhile, Denver seems to be all in on their pursuit of quarterback Kirk Cousins.