Anderson, Pryce and Putzier waived

The Denver Broncos on Wednesday waived running back Mike Anderson, defensive end Trevor Pryce and tight end Jeb Putzier, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced.

Anderson (6-foot-0, 230 pounds) spent six seasons with the Broncos after the club selected him in the sixth round (189th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft from the University of Utah. In 74 career regular-season games (51 starts), he totaled 3,822 yards on 865 carries (4.4 avg.) with 36 touchdowns while catching 79 passes for 647 yards (8.2 avg.) with five touchdown receptions. Waiving Anderson will save the team $2.57 million in salary cap room.

Pryce (6-foot-5, 286 pounds) played nine seasons with the Broncos after the club selected him in the first round (28th overall) of the 1997 NFL Draft from Clemson University. In 121 career regular-season games (114 starts), he totaled 391 tackles (311 solo), 64 sacks (416 yds.), two interceptions (1 yd.), 11 forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and six pass breakups. Waiving Pryce will save the team $8.53 million in salary cap.

Putzier (6-foot-4, 256 pounds) played four seasons with the Broncos after the club selected him in the sixth round (191st overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft from Boise State University. In 39 career regular-season games (10 starts), he totaled 77 receptions for 1,087 yards (14.1 avg.) with two touchdowns. This move will save the Broncos $3.9 million against the salary cap.



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