Broncos match Dolphins’ offer to keep C.J. Anderson

The Broncos wanted to sign running back C.J. Anderson to a new contract ensuring that the only Bronco to score an offensive touchdown in Super Bowl 50 will remain in Denver,meanwhile Anderson gets $18 million, 4-year offer sheet from Dolphins.

“The last two years, I gave the Broncos everything I had and it still wasn’t enough to get a high tender”, Anderson told 9News in Denver last week.

Miami would likely have to front load any contract offer to Anderson to make sure the Broncos didn’t match. So the Broncos could decide to move on and start fresh at running back.Miami targeted Anderson as a replacement for Lamar Miller, who left as a free agent and signed with the Houston Texans.

Even though the Dolphins signed Denver running back C.J. Anderson to a four-year, $18 million offer sheet but the Broncos matched, sending the Dolphins back to searching in free agency.

Tuesday the former Vikings, Dolphins and Steelers receiver said he needed to go to Baltimore to link up with a good quarterback.

The Dolphins made it hard. The Broncos may simply have to cut Clady, freeing up $8.5 million in cap space they could use to sign other free agents.

The Dolphins couldn’t land C.J.

If the Broncos are to return to the Super Bowl next February, Anderson will have to be a big reason why, not only with his running, but in using his experience to point the way. Fox coached him for two years in Denver. He gained traction with the Broncos because of his yards after contact, knowledge of the offense and solid pass protection. I always loved his deep ball, always, ever since, like I said, I was in Pittsburgh watching Torrey catching them.

Maybe in the grand scheme of things, McCarron in Denver and Cincinnati holding another high draft pick is the best outcome for all parties.

Now add on the fact that quarterback Peyton Manning has retired while right guard Louis Vasquez and tight end Owen Daniels were released. “And I am going to continue to work on that”. After three seasons, he already has a significant individual accolade, making the Pro Bowl because of his breakthrough late in the 2014 season. He had 663 rushing yards and a touchdown. Anderson, who is a restricted free agent this March. He is 558 yards shy of 10,000 for his career and has 54 touchdowns.