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CJ Anderson staying with the Broncos

Posted: 1:29 PM, Mar 15, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-15 21:46:35Z
CJ Anderson staying with the Broncos

The Broncos matched the Miami Dolphins offer to CJ Anderson, keeping the running back in Denver for 4 years.

The announcement came from John Elway on Twitter.

"[Anderson] is a guy we like to have in the locker room and will accept his elevation in responsibilities," the Broncos quoted Elway as saying.

Anderson himself also tweeted confirmation.

The significance of the three-number sequence means Anderson was an undrafted free agent. Passed over by 32 teams, 254 draft picks, with 22 other running backs picked ahead of him. Anderson will be get a four-year, $18-million contract from the Broncos.

He will receive $6 million guaranteed this season. He led the Broncos with 234 yards on 54 carries in the playoffs, including a touchdown that clinched the Super Bowl 50 victory. He finished the regular season with 720 yards on 150 carries.