DENVER (CBS4) – C.J. Anderson will be back in a Broncos uniform next season.
General Manager John Elway announced that the Broncos matched the $18 million, four-year offer from the Miami Dolphins for Anderson, who was a restricted free agent and was tendered at the low level, preserving refusal rights for the Broncos to match any offer sheet.
Just got off the phone w/CJ & let him know we're excited to match the offer sheet. We have high expectations for CJ and are glad he's back!—
John Elway (@johnelway) March 15, 2016
Anderson said in a tweet that he feels “blessed to be part of this wonderful organization.”
I will be apart of the Broncos for 4 more years blessed to be apart of this wonderful Organization and super blessed for this opp 32-254-22—
Cj Anderson (@cjandersonb22) March 15, 2016
Anderson has 338 career rushes for 1,607 yards and 13 touchdowns, as well as 59 receptions for 507 yards and two receiving touchdowns. He has also rushed for 323 yards and two TDs in the playoffs, including a touchdown in Super Bowl 50.
Running back Ronnie Hillman, Anderson’s teammate in the backfield last season, is also a free agent and isn’t expected to be back.