C.J. Anderson Stays With Denver, As Broncos Match Dolphins’ Offer Sheet

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos have matched the Miami Dolphins’ front-loaded, four-year, $18 million contract offer to running back C.J. Anderson.

The move is somewhat surprising given that the Broncos had placed the lower tender on Anderson, a restricted free agent. That $1.671 million tender included the right of first refusal but no compensation had the Broncos declined to match another team’s offer sheet. The higher tender of $2.553 million for 2016 would have included a second-round draft pick as compensation.

Anderson ran for 720 yards and five touchdowns last season. He had 90 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries in Denver’s Super Bowl 50 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Thumbnail photo via Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports Images

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