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Dolphins prepared to present offer sheet to C.J. Anderson

The Miami Dolphins appear to be ready to present an offer sheet to Denver Broncos restricted free agent C.J. Anderson.

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The Miami Dolphins are hosting Denver Broncos restricted free agent running back C.J. Anderson today, and, according to a report from the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero, they plan on presenting an offer sheet to Anderson. Despite being a restricted free agent, there is no draft pick compensation attached to the restrictions on Anderson, meaning the Dolphins would not have to send the Broncos any picks if Denver chooses to not match the offer. If Anderson chooses to sign the offer sheet, Denver would have five days to choose whether or not to match the contract.

Anderson joined the Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2013. Dolphins head coach Adam Gase, who was the offensive coordinator with the Chicago Bears last year, served as Denver's offensive coordinator in 2013 and 2014, giving him first-hand understanding of Anderson's game, and providing Anderson with an understanding of the offense Miami should run in 2016.

Anderson only say playing time in five games as a rookie, with seven carries for 38 yards. In 2014, Anderson played in 15 games, with 7 starts, and carried the ball 179 times for 849 yards with 8 touchdowns. Last season, Anderson struggled early in the season as the Broncos' offensive line dealt with injuries, but came on strong in the second half of the season and finished the year with 152 carries for 720 yards and 5 touchdowns. He also caught 25 passes for 183 yards.

In the playoffs, Anderson carried the ball 54 times for 234 yards and two touchdowns, along with 9 receptions for 39 yards. That includes a 90-yard, one-touchdown performance in Super Bowl 50.

The Dolphins' offer is expected to outpace any other offers Anderson has or will receive. The Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, and San Francisco 49ers were all expected to be interested in signing Anderson this offseason.