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Bob Sanders | Defensive Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (35) / 2/24/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 206
College: Iowa
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 2 (44) / IND
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Ex-Colts and Chargers S Bob Sanders attended Broncos training camp Sunday, sitting in the VIP tent and alongside coach John Fox.
As far as we know, Sanders never formally retired, though it's hard to imagine him attempting a comeback at age 32. Last we heard from Sanders, he was being placed on I.R. by San Diego in September of 2011. He generated zero free agent buzz in 2012 or 2013. "Bullet Bob" spent eight years in the NFL. Sun, Jul 28, 2013 01:13:00 PM

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Chargers placed SS Bob Sanders (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

"It didn’t work out for him or us, and we wish him the very best," said GM A.J. Smith. Sanders, 30, made just two appearances in his short-lived stint with San Diego. Signed to a one-year contract in the offseason, Sanders is an impending free agent and may begin considering retirement. Once a high-impact, Troy Polamalu kind of safety, Sanders' body has broken down.
Wed, Sep 28, 2011 04:33:00 PM

Chargers declared SS Bob Sanders inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

In less surprising news, pigs can't fly. Sanders lasts just two weeks as a Charger before the oft-injured playmaker sits due to a knee injury. Steve Gregory is expected to start at strong safety. Other Chargers inactives: RB Jordan Todman, TE Antonio Gates, DE Luis Castillo, DE Corey Liuget, LB Darryl Gamble and S Paul Oliver.
Sun, Sep 25, 2011 02:42:00 PM

The Chargers appear to be planning to use SS Bob Sanders on early downs only, replacing him in the nickel package with Steve Gregory.

It's an attempt to keep the brittle Sanders fresh. Gregory has played the "nickel safety" role before in San Diego's defense. The rotational approach will cap Sanders' IDP value, costing him big-play potential coming out on pass downs.
Thu, Aug 4, 2011 08:38:00 PM

The Chargers plan on starting Bob Sanders at strong safety.

The terms of Sanders' incentive-laden contract was finalized Tuesday. He'll enter camp as the starter and stick there until he gets hurt. The Chargers are hoping to retain free agent free safety Eric Weddle to play next to Sanders.
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 09:03:00 AM

Bob Sanders' one-year contract with the Chargers is believed to be "for the minimum ... plus incentives."

We've yet to see details because the transaction isn't official yet, but it likely contains per-game bonuses based on Sanders making the game-day roster healthy each week. The San Diego Union-Tribune's Nick Canepa believes Sanders can be the Bolts' next Rodney Harrison as a physical presence in the box. Assuming little money is guaranteed, it's a low-risk signing.
Tue, Mar 8, 2011 09:27:00 AM

Chargers signed SS Bob Sanders to a one-year contract.

A bolt from the blue. Sanders had made visits to the Jets, Jags, and Bills, but the Chargers were never mentioned as an interested party. We're guessing the Chargers will still make it a priority to re-sign Eric Weddle at free safety, with Steve Gregory moving back to a nickel role. San Diego is a potential contender with a leadership vacuum on defense, so Sanders is worth the one-year gamble on what is likely an incentive-laden deal. Said Norv Turner, "He's healthy and he's excited about the opportunity."
Thu, Mar 3, 2011 08:08:00 PM

Free agent SS Bob Sanders is meeting with the Jets on Wednesday.

Sanders has already met with the Jaguars and Bills, passing a physical in Jacksonville. He makes sense for a veteran team like the Jets, expected to contend for the Super Bowl next season. If signed, Sanders likely would push Jim Leonhard to free safety, leaving Brodney Pool's future with the team in doubt.
Wed, Mar 2, 2011 09:49:00 AM

Coach Jack Del Rio confirmed Friday that free agent SS Bob Sanders passed his physical for the Jaguars.

Speaking at the Combine, Del Rio "didn't seem concerned about Sanders' future health." So far, the 30-year-old safety has met with the Bills and Jags, although no signing is known to be imminent. He's likely receiving one-year offers.
Fri, Feb 25, 2011 02:35:00 PM

Former coach Tony Dungy believes the Colts may get a chance to match any offer free agent Bob Sanders receives on the open market.

"They're going to let Bob test the market and see what the market will pay," Dungy said. Even if the Colts end up matching Sanders' highest offer, the new deal would be for much less than he was due to make before his release.
Tue, Feb 22, 2011 09:59:00 PM

The Florida Times Union reports that free agent SS Bob Sanders passed his physical before his release from the Colts.

Teams hosting Sanders for free agent visits are also giving him physicals, but the previous passed exam suggests he'll be cleared. The 30-year-old met with the Jaguars on Monday and is in Buffalo vising the Bills today.
Tue, Feb 22, 2011 12:08:00 PM

The Bills will host free agent SS Bob Sanders on Tuesday.

Sanders met with the Jaguars on Monday, but they're letting him leave without a contract. The 30-year-old's visit to Buffalo likely indicates that the club does not plan to bring back free agent SS Donte Whitner. Sanders would play strong safety for the Bills, book ending third-year FS Jairus Byrd.
Mon, Feb 21, 2011 07:33:00 PM

The Bills have reportedly shown "some interest" in free agent SS Bob Sanders.

Incumbent SS Donte Whitner is pursuing a monster contract in free agency that we're betting he won't get. Sanders, 30, could be a fine stopgap solution, but in-house option George Wilson is more durable and might be just as effective if given an extended opportunity. Wilson, though, is also a free agent.
Mon, Feb 21, 2011 02:16:00 PM

Free agent SS Bob Sanders is visiting the Jaguars Monday.

As a released player, Sanders is free to sign with any team until the day before the March 4 lockout. Despite being a huge injury risk, the former Defensive Player of the Year would fit nicely in a woeful Jacksonville secondary that badly needs a talent infusion. Their current starters at safety are journeymen Courtney Greene and Don Carey and they ranked 28th against the pass a year ago.
Mon, Feb 21, 2011 09:10:00 AM

The Vikings could be a possible landing spot for free agent SS Bob Sanders.

Madieu Williams and Husain Abdullah are far from entrenched as the Vikes' starting safeties, and HC Leslie Frazier served as Sanders' DBs coach in Indianapolis from 2005-06. Minnesota should be considered as likely as anybody to bring Sanders aboard this offseason.
Sun, Feb 20, 2011 12:34:00 PM

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