C.J. Anderson, former Broncos running back could be close to signing with a new team, per Mike Klis of 9News.
Eight teams have expressed interest in RB C.J. Anderson per source close to Anderson. No timeline on signing. #9sports
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) April 25, 2018
After being signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2013, Anderson played five years with the team, seeing some ups and downs along the way. He fought for playing time his rookie year and then burst onto the scene during his sophomore campaign, with 849 rushing yards and 8 scores, as well as 324 yards through the air.
After battling with injuries and inconsistency in 2015 and 2016, Anderson finally bounced back with a career-high 1,007 rushing yards, but his touchdown production dropped to only three in 2017.
Nine days ago, the Broncos cut Anderson in an effort to save $4.5 million, after trying to trade him for weeks.
Now, according to this report, he’s garnering attention from a whole host of teams. If true, Anderson will likely find a new job in the days following this weekend’s draft.
Speaking of the NFL Draft, Denver could be looking for a running back considering Anderson’s departure. The Broncos, of course, have more glaring needs that must be addressed before they go for a running back, but with only De’Angelo Henderson and Devontae Booker on the roster, they need to multiple running backs to fill their depth chart.
At No. 5 overall, the Broncos are expected to pick a quarterback or possibly guard. But, with eight total picks, they could find a running back in the mid-late rounds.
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