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Broncos release East Bay native CJ Anderson, should Raiders look to bring him home?

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In a rather odd move today, the Denver Broncos have released running back CJ Anderson. The Vallejo native and Cal alum is coming off a 1000-yard season for an otherwise terrible Broncos offense, which is why the move to release him seems so odd.

Anderson is a former Pro Bowler (2014) and is just 27 years old. He started every game for the Broncos in 2017, averaging 4.1 yards per carry putting up 1007 yards and 3 touchdowns on the ground with 28 catches for 224 yards and a touchdown through the air.

The 5-8, 224-pounder would add some additional competition to the backfield behind fellow Cal great, Marshawn Lynch. He would compete with the other mighty mites, Doug Martin, Jalen Richard, and DeAndre Washington as the team’s change-of-pace back.

Lynch and Martin are also East Bay Area natives. Marshawn is obviously Oakland born and bred, while Martin was born in Oakland and grew up in Stockton. It would be something to have three East Bay running backs on the team.

At this point in the offseason, Anderson may not cost much either. Which is good because the Raiders don’t have much to offer.


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