Broncos match Dolphins’ offer for C.J. Anderson

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The Denver Broncos are trying to save something from their 2015 season as they have already lost Malik Jackson and Brock Osweiler to free agency. Last week, running back C.J. Anderson signed an offer sheet with the Miami Dolphins and the Broncos are trying to keep him in town.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday afternoon that Denver had matched the Dolphins’ offer for Anderson. This is a big deal for the team as they look to keep their leading rusher in the Mile High City for the next few years.

Broncos have informed RB CJ Anderson they are matching Miami's offer sheet, per source. He stays in Denver.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2016

This essentially means that Anderson will be signing a new contract with the Broncos, unless another team ups their offer for him. C.J. Anderson has been a big part of the Broncos’ offense the last few years.

Anderson rushed for 849 yards and eight touchdowns in 2014 and 720 yards and five touchdowns last season. He has also been effective in the passing game, catching 59 passes for 507 yards and two touchdowns the last two years.

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