Denver Broncos: C.J. Anderson trade market could heat up


The Denver Broncos could be entertaining trade offers for running back C.J. Anderson, but they do not intend to release him at this time…

The Denver Broncos might make a move at the running back position, but it doesn’t appear as though the team is planning on releasing last year’s starting running back C.J. Anderson, who is due $4.5 million this season with no dead money.

Because of the two years remaining and no dead money on Anderson’s contract, he’s actually a perfect trade candidate at his price, and the Broncos are apparently fielding offers.

There have been rumors floating around that the Broncos and Miami Dolphins could come together on a mutually beneficial trade involving Anderson and Miami’s starting right tackle Ja’Wuan James, a former first round pick out of Tennessee.

The Dolphins are trying desperately to get under the cap, and are making wholesale changes. The Broncos are looking to make financially responsible moves while also addressing their needs.

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James is on his fifth-year team option with the Dolphins as a former first round pick. His cap hit would be over $9 million this season. Due to the fact that the Broncos would be saving the Dolphins nearly $5 million in this trade, it’s likely that a draft pick would also be coming to Denver to get them to take James off the Dolphins’ hands.

James coming to the Broncos would be pretty ideal. He’s still 25 years of age, and is coming off the best season of his career as a starting right tackle. The Broncos just so happen to have a hole at the right tackle position, and a player of James’ caliber could come in and possibly be a long-term solution.

If the Broncos were to acquire James in a trade, they would likely part ways with Menelik Watson, who would be a vastly over-priced backup at that point.

We’ll see if this trade comes to fruition. It makes too much sense on both sides not to happen.