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Broncos Release C.J. Anderson
When he and his teammates reported for the start of the offseason workout program earlier today, C.J. Anderson was still a Denver Bronco.

Now he's not. The Broncos informed the veteran running back he was being released before this morning’s team meeting.

The Broncos had made efforts to trade Anderson over the last month but failed to move him.

Undrafted in 2013, Anderson first emerged as a factor over the final eight games of the 2014 season, when he combined for 1,057 yards and 10 touchdowns rushing and receiving to earn a Pro Bowl appearance. He had 1,176 yards rushing and receiving and seven rushing touchdowns in 2015 (counting the postseason).

He was on pace for nearly a 1,300-yard rushing/receiving season in 2016 when he was halted by a game 7 knee injury. He rushed for 1,007 yards on 4.1 yards per carry last season and added another 224 yards receiving on 28 catches.

Remember: Anderson signed an offer sheet with the Dolphins as a restricted free agent following the 2016 season and the Broncos opted to match the four-year, $18 million package.

As's Mike Klis noted prior to his release, "Anderson just turned 27 so he figures to have plenty of good football left in his powerful, tackle-breaking legs. But after Anderson made $9 million the past two seasons, the Broncos may or may not want to pay him another $4.5 million in 2018."

Turns out he was right.

The next question is who will be interested?

According to Klis, Miami and San Francisco showed the most interest in acquiring Anderson when he was on the block last month. Both are possible destinations now that he's released.