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Running back CJ Anderson #22 of the Denver Broncos rushes for a 39 yard fourth quarter go-ahead touchdown during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 28, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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Reports: Denver Broncos to release 1,000-yard rusher CJ Anderson

Running back CJ Anderson #22 of the Denver Broncos rushes for a 39 yard fourth quarter go-ahead touchdown during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 28, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Less than an offseason removed from his first career 1,000-yard season, CJ Anderson appears to be heading out of Denver.

First reported by NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo, the Broncos are set to release the sixth-year NFL running back.

Anderson, who signed a four-year deal, $18 million deal with the Broncos ahead of the 2016 season, was due to make $4.5 million in base salary both in 2018 and 2019.

In parting with Anderson, Denver will not only save his annual salary but will also have no dead cap, per Spotrac.com.

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