During the period beginning at 12 noon, New York time, on March 7th and ending at 3:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9th, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2016 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 9. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 9.
During the above two-day negotiating period, no direct contact is permitted between a prospective unrestricted free agent and any employee or representative of a club, other than the player’s current club.
The 2017 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.
The first day of the 2017 League Year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the League office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9.
Trading period for 2017 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2016 contracts.
ANDERSON AT A GLANCE:
• A fourth-year player who appeared in 35 regular-season games (13 starts) and five postseason contests (2 starts) for the Broncos during the last three years after making the team as a college free agent in 2013.
• Rushed for 720 yards on 152 carries (4.7 avg.) with five touchdowns in addition to catching 25 passes for 183 yards (7.3 avg.) in the 2015 regular season.
• Led all NFL players with 234 rushing yards during the 2015 postseason, including 90 yards and a touchdown in Denver’s Super Bowl 50 win against the Carolina Panthers to represent the third-highest rushing total by an undrafted running back in Super Bowl history.
• Selected as AFC Offensive Player of the Week (vs. New England, 11/19/15) after winning the game in overtime on a career-long 48-yard run and finishing with 15 carries for 113 yards (7.5 avg.) with two touchdowns.
• Emerged as a starter for the Broncos midway through the 2014 season and totaled 179 carries for 849 yards (4.7 avg.) with eight rushing touchdowns to become just the fifth undrafted running back in NFL history to make the Pro Bowl.
• Finished the 2014 season with 10 total touchdowns (8 rush, 2 rec.), marking the most by an undrafted Broncos running back in a single season.
• Led the NFL with seven rushing touchdowns in December 2014 to tie for the third-most rushing scores by an undrafted player in a single month in NFL history.
• Posted the top two rushing performances by an undrafted player in team history in back-to-back weeks in 2014 (167 and 168 yds., Weeks 11 and 12).
• Totaled two games with three rushing touchdowns in 2014, becoming only the second player in team annals (Terrell Davis, 3-1998) with multiple games in a season posting at least three rushing scores.
• Finished his rookie season in 2013 with seven carries for 38 yards (5.4 avg.) while contributing in 22 offensive plays and 36 special-teams snaps for Denver.
• Saw action in all 25 games in two seasons at the University of California-Berkley and rushed for 1,135 yards and 12 touchdowns on 198 carries (5.7 avg.) after transferring from Laney College.
• Entered the NFL with Denver as a college free agent on May 1, 2013.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a college free agent 5/1/13
2015: Anderson appeared in 15 games (6 starts) in the regular season, finishing second on the team with 720 yards on 152 carries (4.7 avg.) with five touchdowns in addition to catching 25 passes for 183 yards (7.3 avg.) ... Carried 54 times for 234 yards (4.3 avg.) with two touchdowns and made nine catches for 39 yards (4.3 avg.) in Denver’s three postseason contests... Posted the third 100-yard rushing performance of his career (14-101-7.2 avg.) and scored on a career-long 28-yard run vs. G.B. (11/1)... Recorded just the fourth overtime touchdown in team history on a career-long 48-yard run and finished with 15 carries for 113 yards (7.5 avg.) with two touchdowns vs. N.E. (11/29)... Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts vs. N.E.... Rushed 15 times for 72 yards (4.8 avg.) with a 1-yard touchdown and caught two passes for 11 yards (5.5 avg.) in Denver’s AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Pit. (1/17)... Carried the ball 16 times for 72 yards (4.5 avg.) and caught three passes for 18 yards (6.0 avg.) in Denver’s AFC Championship Game vs. N.E. (1/24)... Rushed 23 times for 90 yards (3.9 avg.) with one touchdown in Denver’s Super Bowl 50 victory vs. Car. (2/7) to represent the third-highest rushing total by an undrafted running back in Super Bowl history.
2014: Anderson started 7-of-15 regular-season games for the Broncos and totaled 849 yards on 179 rushes (4.7 avg.) with eight touchdowns in addition to catching 34 passes for 324 yards (9.5 avg.) with two scores... Selected to his first Pro Bowl to become just the fifth undrafted running back in NFL history to receive that honor... Finished the regular season with 10 total touchdowns (8 rush, 2 rec.) to represent the most by an undrafted Broncos running back in a single season... Racked up 163 yards from scrimmage (90 rush, 73 rec.) at Oak (11/9) after relieving injured starter Ronnie Hillman... Made his first career start at Stl. (11/16)... Posted the top two rushing performances by an undrafted player in team history in back-to-back weeks (167 vs. Mia. (11/23) and 168 yards at K.C. (11/30))... Earned FedEx Ground Player of the Week honors for his performance against the Chiefs... Led all NFL players with 709 total yards (472 rush, 237 rec.) in November, good for third in franchise history for yards from scrimmage in a single month... Paced the NFL with seven rushing touchdowns in December to tie for the third-most rushing scores by an undrafted player in a single month in NFL history... Tallied a career-high three rushing touchdowns vs. Buf. (12/7) and Oak. (12/28) to tie for third most in a game in club history... Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his three-touchdown performance against the Raiders.
2013: Anderson, who entered the NFL with Denver as a college free agent on May 1, appeared in five regular-season games, finishing his rookie season with 38 yards rushing on seven carries (5.4 avg.)... Missed the final three preseason games and the first seven contests of the regular season with a knee injury sustained during training camp... Made his NFL debut vs. Was. (10/27)... Rushed twice for nine yards (4.5 avg.) and caught his first career pass for 14 yards in Super Bowl XLVIII vs. Sea. (2/2).
COLLEGE: Anderson appeared in all 25 games (2 starts) in two seasons at the University of California-Berkley after transferring from Laney College... Rushed for 1,135 yards and 12 touchdowns on 198 carries (5.7 avg.) for the Golden Bears and added 22 receptions for 350 yards and two scores... Totaled 126 rushes for 790 yards (6.3 avg.) and four touchdowns as a senior while topping the 100-yard mark on three occasions... Earned first-team All-America honors and led the NorCal Conference in rushing during his final season at Laney College in 2010, racking up 1,644 yards and 13 touchdowns on 206 attempts (8.0 avg.).
PERSONAL: Anderson attended Bethel High School in Vallejo, Calif., where he rushed for nearly 4,000 yards during his prep career and led his team to four consecutive playoff appearances... Majored in interdisciplinary studies at Cal... Cortrelle Javon Anderson was born on Feb. 10, 1991.
Broncos TV goes home with running back C.J. Anderson for a tour of the community that helped raise him.
C.J. Anderson returned home to Vallejo, Calif. to host his inaugural free, football camp on Saturday.
C.J. Anderson trades in his cleats for a marker, as he attempts to draw a self portrait.
Broncos running back C.J. Anderson helped host the Smile Generation Orange and Blue Super Bowling Celebration Party on Monday night at the Brunswick Zone XL in Lone Tree.