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Broncos Match Dolphins’ Offer Sheet For RB C.J. Anderson

Update:

Broncos GM John Elway has already confirmed the news via his Twitter account.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Broncos have informed CB C.J. Anderson that they are matching the Dolphins offer sheet for him.

Today was the final day that the Broncos could match the Dolphins’ four-year, $18 million offer sheet. Anderson receives a $5.25 million signing bonus as part of this deal and $6 million in 2016 to go along with $3.5 million 2017 guaranteed in 2017.

Denver elected to use the low-round tender worth $1,671,000 on Anderson, which invited interested teams to get involved in the bidding for him, seeing as the Broncos would not receive any compensation for losing him.

Anderson, 25, wound up signing on with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of California back in 2013. He’s spent three years in Denver before becoming a restricted free agent this year.

In 2015, Anderson ran for 720 yards on 152 carries (4.7 YPC) to go along with 25 receptions for 183 yards receiving and five total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 37 running back out of 69 qualifying players.