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Emmanuel Sanders | Wide Receiver

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/17/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 180
College: Southern Methodist
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Emmanuel Sanders (thigh) returned to practice Thursday.
Sanders now has a chance to suit up for Saturday night's third preseason game against the Texans. He didn't see a target while playing 21 snaps in his only preseason performance so far, the opener. Aug 21 - 12:50 PM

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Emmanuel Sanders sat out Sunday's preseason game against the 49ers due to a minor thigh injury.

Sanders did play in the preseason opener, failing to see a target on 20 snaps. But he missed some practice time leading up to that one, and sat out some more sessions last week. We should get a much better look at Sanders in Saturday night's third preseason contest.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 18 - 8:16 AM

ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold says the Broncos "were right" about their evaluation and scheme fit for Emmanuel Sanders.

Sanders has apparently handled himself well in his first offseason as a Bronco. He's shown an ability to play both outside and inside, and is "putting in the extra time" with Peyton Manning. Sanders is obviously a good bet for his first 1,000-yard season thanks to this offense, but we'd feel better about a big-time breakout if the Broncos didn't use a second-round pick on Cody Latimer. We wouldn't rule out the rookie closing the gap quickly here.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 19 - 11:11 AM

Broncos GM John Elway talked up Emmanuel Sanders' versatility and move-ability when explaining when Denver targeted him in free agency.

Sanders primarily played Z and slot receiver in Pittsburgh. He'll likely focus on "Z" in Denver, and slot when Wes Welker moves on. "He can play anywhere," Elway said of Sanders. "He can play inside, he can be outside. He's explosive. Great separation skills. He can do it all." Sanders is a virtual lock for WR3 value, and could push for WR2 numbers with Peyton Manning at the helm.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 16 - 8:10 PM

Front office executives around the NFL are reportedly "fuming and crying foul" over Emmanuel Sanders' decision to sign with the Broncos.

It has nothing to do with the Broncos, but everything to do with Sanders and his agent. Sanders reportedly agreed to terms with the Chiefs earlier in the week before his agent took that offer to Tampa Bay and engaged in talks with the Bucs. The 49ers had a visit set up with Sanders before he and his agent blew it off. "This was one of the worst situations in modern football negotiations," one executive said. Another said Sanders' agent, Steve Weinberg, broke "every rule in negotiations." What Weinberg did isn't against the rules, but it's commonly accepted that once sides agree with a handshake or in writing, the deal is set. Weinberg has two clients currently in the NFL.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 16 - 10:57 AM

Broncos agreed to terms with WR Emmanuel Sanders, formerly of the Steelers, on a three-year, $15 million contract.

He can earn another $3 million via incentives. Sanders never even visited the Broncos, but will replace Eric Decker as the No. 3 receiver behind Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker. It's an ideal landing spot for his fantasy value, though Sanders won't be higher than the No. 4 option in the passing game. Sanders was reportedly seeking a contract in the range of Golden Tate's $13 million guaranteed, but came up short at just $6 million guaranteed. If he can stay healthy for a full season, Sanders will be a lock to better his 67/740/6 line from 2013 playing in a Peyton Manning-led offense. The Chiefs, Jets, 49ers, and Jaguars also showed interest in Sanders.
Mar 15 - 9:22 PM

The Steelers haven't ruled out the possibility of re-signing free agent Emmanuel Sanders.

Sanders remains unlikely to return, but it's possible medical concerns could lead him back to Pittsburgh at the right price. ESPN.com's Scott Brown believes Sanders may have to settle for a short-term deal with little guaranteed money after playing through a foot injury last season. Sanders is reportedly seeking a contract in the range of Golden Tate's five-year, $31 million deal.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 15 - 4:04 PM

ESPN reports free agent Emmanuel Sanders may not receive the long-term contract he wants due to medical concerns regarding his feet.

Sanders has a screw in each of his feet and was limited by a foot injury the last two months of 2013. He is reportedly looking for something close to the five-year, $31 million, $13 million guaranteed deal Golden Tate received from the Lions, but his injury history should put that kind of money out of reach. Sanders may have to settle for a one or two-year deal. He is our No. 5 remaining free-agent wide receiver.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 14 - 7:07 PM

Free agent Emmanuel Sanders will visit the 49ers on Saturday.

It will be Sanders' fourth visit. He's currently in Kansas City, and previously left Jacksonville and Tampa Bay without a deal. Sanders has also been linked to the Jets. Slow-playing the receiver market, the 49ers have now been linked to Sanders, Julian Edelman and Hakeem Nicks. They're waiting for a bargain to fall into their laps.
Mar 14 - 2:42 PM

The New York Daily News reports the Jets have "strong interest" in free agent Emmanuel Sanders.

This isn't exactly "new" news. The Jets' interest in Sanders has been known for the better part of a month. He was initially expected to visit Gang Green Friday, but a scheduling conflict put that on hold. Sanders is going to Kansas City Friday. The Jets are looking for another receiver after landing Eric Decker Wednesday.
Mar 13 - 9:14 PM

Free agent Emmanuel Sanders will visit the Chiefs on Friday.

Sanders is making the rounds; he's already talked to the Jaguars and Bucs and has also drawn a bit of interest from the Jets. In Kansas City, Sanders could make Donnie Avery expendable or even replace Dexter McCluster in the slot.
Mar 13 - 8:40 PM

Free agent Emmanuel Sanders is scheduled to visit the Bucs on Thursday.

Sanders was in Jacksonville on Wednesday. Surprisingly, the Patriots have yet to show interest in Sanders despite signing him to a restricted free agent offer sheet last offseason. Sanders set career highs across the board in 2013.
Mar 12 - 10:53 PM

Free agent Emmanuel Sanders is visiting the Jaguars on Wednesday.

Sanders has been connected to multiple teams, but this is his first known visit. He'll reportedly visit Tampa if he escapes Jacksonville without a deal. Sanders caught a career high 67 passes for 740 yards in 2013, but wouldn't match those numbers with the Jags if Justin Blackmon (suspension) is cleared for Week 1.
Mar 12 - 4:23 PM

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens have a "high opinion" of free agent Emmanuel Sanders.

Per reporter Aaron Wilson, the team has yet to reach out, however. Wilson believes the Ravens' level of interest will depend on Sanders' price. The Ravens have been connected to most of the market's top receivers, and are clearly focused on finding the replacement for Anquan Boldin they never found in 2013. Sanders has also been linked to the Browns, Lions, Patriots and Jets.
Mar 11 - 6:50 PM

ESPN Boston says to keep an eye on free agent Emmanuel Sanders for the Patriots.

Remember that the Patriots signed Sanders to a restricted free agent offer sheet last offseason and are now letting Julian Edelman test the open market. Along with restricted free agent Andrew Hawkins, Sanders is a fast and quick option that can play both inside and outside receiver.
Source: ESPN Boston
Mar 11 - 3:08 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Peyton Manning
2Brock Osweiler
3Zac Dysert
4Bryn Renner
RB1Montee Ball
2Ronnie Hillman
3C.J. Anderson
4Juwan Thompson
5Kapri Bibbs
GLB1Montee Ball
2Ronnie Hillman
3RB1Montee Ball
2Ronnie Hillman
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Andre Caldwell
3Cody Latimer
4Nathan Palmer
5Bennie Fowler
WR21Wes Welker
2Emmanuel Sanders
3Isaiah Burse
4Greg Hardin
WR31Emmanuel Sanders
TE1Julius Thomas
2Jacob Tamme
3Virgil Green
4Cameron Morrah
5Gerell Robinson
K1Matt Prater
2Mitch Ewald