Anderson: Broncos ‘never offered’ him pay cut; he ‘probably’ would have declined anyway

Nov 19, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) during the national anthem before the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Early Monday, the Denver Broncos decided to part ways with leading rusher C.J. Anderson, releasing the five-year pro. But Anderson said that he felt something was happening in the offseason regarding his status with Denver when his name was floated in rumors.

In an interview with Eric Goodman and Les Shapiro of Mile High Sports AM 1340 | FM 104.7 Anderson says the writing was on the wall.

“You kind of knew something was going down,” Anderson said. “There was only two names during the offseason that were being thrown around who could potentially not be back. That was myself and [Aqib] Talib.” Talib was traded to the L.A. Rams.

Anderson described his meeting with general manager John Elway Monday morning. “A pay cut was never offered. To be honest, I work for everything I possibly can get in this league — probably wouldn’t have taken it anyway,” Anderson said. “The consideration of it would’ve been nice. It would’ve been fun, too. Probably would’ve had some conversations with other people to think about it, too.”

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