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Emmanuel Sanders | Wide Receiver | #10

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/17/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 180
College: Southern Methodist
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (82) / PIT
Contract: view contract details
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Emmanuel Sanders caught 3-of-4 targets for 45 yards in the Broncos' third preseason game.
He has eight catches for 83 yards in the preseason. Entering his contract season, Sanders returns as the 1B to Demaryius Thomas' 1A in Denver's offense. While Thomas remains the favorite for Broncos targets, there's a chance Sanders could prove the superior value pick relative to their draft costs. Aug 27 - 11:26 PM

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Contract-year WR Emmanuel Sanders says the sides are "going back and forth" in talks.

"I don't want to break the bank, but I want a fair deal," he said. "Fair deal" disclaimer or not, it's an indication Sanders might take a bit of a discount to remain in Denver. Sanders has been extremely productive the past two years, but his value is a bit hard to peg as a smallish No. 2 receiver who turns 30 next March.
Jul 28 - 2:33 PM

Contract-year WR Emmanuel Sanders has moved to the "top of the priority list" for the Broncos after Von Miller's six-year deal.

Broncos GM John Elway also locked up ILB Brandon Marshall earlier this offseason. The Denver Post reports Elway has been "reluctant" to offer Sanders a deal worth $10 million per year, even though Allen Hurns and Doug Baldwin both received more than that and Sanders has been more productive than both over the last two seasons. Sanders made it clear he wants to re-sign long term. "I mean this sincerely: The city of Denver has been really good to me," Sanders said. "I want to retire a Bronco."
Source: Denver Post
Jul 17 - 12:59 PM

Walk-year WR Emmanuel Sanders said he is not worried about his contract.

The Broncos have put negotiations "on hold" with the deadline for Von Miller's deal rapidly approaching, but Sanders is next in line once that situation is resolved. Coming off a surprisingly effective year considering the quality of the quarterback play, Sanders says he put on 10 pounds of muscle over the offseason.
Jul 11 - 12:46 PM

The Broncos have put contract talks with walk-year WR Emmanuel Sanders "on hold."

"Not off, but on hold," 9 News Denver's Mike Klis emphasizes. The Broncos are focusing their efforts on franchise player Von Miller. Sanders, 29, is due $5.6 million in salary and bonuses in his contract year. The Broncos may end up revisiting talks with Sanders after the July 15 franchise tag deadline.
Jul 6 - 10:20 PM

The Denver Post's Troy Renck reports the Broncos and walk-year WR Emmanuel Sanders have had "good talks."

Renck cautions recent receiver contracts "have changed the landscape a bit," but it sounds like the two sides should get something done before the season. Sanders is reportedly looking for at least $10 million annually on his next deal. He has 177 receptions for 2,539 yards and 15 scores through two seasons in Denver.
Jul 2 - 11:44 AM

Walk-year WR Emmanuel Sanders said he is not weighed down by ongoing contract negotiations.

"I don’t think it weighs on me," Sanders said. "For me, it’s going to come. If it’s meant for me, it’s meant for me. But I’m going to keep playing ball because I love to do it." Owed $5.6 million in the final year of his deal, Sanders is set to earn a big pay raise in the near future. A deal similar to Jeremy Maclin's five-year, $55-million pact is certainly within reason.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 26 - 6:31 PM

The Broncos are in extension talks with contract-year WR Emmanuel Sanders.

With Von Miller rejecting Denver's last offer, the front office has turned its attention to Sanders and unsigned RFA Brandon Marshall. Sanders wants to finish his career in Denver and is reportedly targeting $10 million annually. The Broncos have until Wednesday to extend Marshall.
Jun 9 - 9:10 PM

Mike Klis of 9 News Denver believes Emmanuel Sanders could land a deal similar to Jeremy Maclin's five-year, $55 million contract if he reaches the open market.

The question, of course, is whether Sanders will reach free agency. He's in the last year of his contract and the Broncos are "trying" to extend him. Sanders is an interesting case because he's a No. 2 receiver who produces like a No. 1. Klis mentioned Larry Fitzgerald's two-year, $22 million deal as a blueprint the Broncos could use for extending Sanders, who turned 29 in March.
Jun 3 - 4:34 PM

Contract-year WR Emmanuel Sanders isn't worried about signing an extension.

"I want to retire a Bronco," Sanders said. "Hopefully everything works out. I'm sure both sides will come to something. We're going to see how it goes, but right now it’s not about me. It's about this team and about winning championships, and that’s what I’m focused on." Sanders turned 29 last month and is coming off two career-years in Denver, catching 177 passes for 2,539 yards and 15 touchdowns across 31 starts. He has a case to make over $10 million per year, but is scheduled to make just a $5 million base salary in 2016.
Source: 9 News
Apr 18 - 8:24 PM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 6-of-8 targets for 83 yards in the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 win over the Panthers.

While Demaryius Thomas dealt with Josh Norman's shadow on boundary routes, Sanders worked mostly against Panthers replacement CBs Robert McClain and Cortland Finnegan. Sanders turned in Peyton Manning's biggest pass play, gaining 25 on a crisp third-quarter route and adding 22 two snaps later. The catches set up Brandon McManus' 30-yard field goal. Sanders whipped McClain regularly, leading the Broncos in receptions, yards, and targets. Sanders turns 29 this March. 2016 will be his contract year.
Feb 7 - 10:31 PM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 5-of-8 targets for 62 yards in the Broncos' AFC Championship Game victory over the Patriots.

Sanders was the Broncos' most-targeted receiver. Peyton Manning's third down safety valve, Sanders will be an X-factor as the Broncos look to hoist the Lombardi in Super Bowl 50.
Jan 24 - 7:53 PM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 5-of-8 targets for 85 yards in the Broncos' Divisional Round win over the Steelers.

Sanders didn't get on the stat sheet until late in the first half, when he hauled in a 15-yard catch in William Gay's coverage. Sanders contributed to the Broncos' drop fest with a second-quarter missed pass. In the third quarter, Sanders got several yards of separation against Antwon Blake for a 19-yard gain. Sanders ripped off his longest gain for 33 yards on a fourth-quarter play where Peyton Manning fell down, then got up to find Sanders open downfield. In the AFC title game, expect Sanders to mainly draw Patriots CB Malcolm Butler while Demaryius Thomas sees Logan Ryan with help.
Jan 17 - 8:02 PM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 5-of-8 targets for 99 yards in the Broncos' Week 17 win over the Chargers.

He had a long gain of 46 yards but was held out of the end zone on the play and lost a fumble at the end of it on a strip by CB Steve Williams at the five-yard line as Sanders tried a spin move. It was one of five turnovers by the Broncos. Sanders wraps up the regular season with 76 catches for 1,135 yards and six touchdowns. It's a bit of a drop-off from his 101-1,404-9 line from last season, but Sanders did manage a second-straight 1,000-yard year. He'll be back at it in two weeks when the Broncos return to the field.
Jan 4 - 1:40 AM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 4-of-5 targets for 67 yards and one touchdown in the Broncos' Week 16 win over the Bengals on Monday night.

Sanders' longest gain went for 35 yards, but Brock Osweiler badly under-threw him on the play after Sanders roasted CB Dre Kirkpatrick. Sanders legit had to stop on the field and wait for the ball to land in his arms, and he was immediately tackled at the 21-yard line. His touchdown came from six yards out of the left slot on the first drive of the third quarter. Sanders has now gone over 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons and will wrap up Week 17 with the Chargers.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 12:33:00 AM

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2Devontae Booker
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3Juwan Thompson
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3Cody Latimer
4Jordan Taylor
5Mose Frazier
WR21Emmanuel Sanders
2Jordan Norwood
3Bralon Addison
WR31Bennie Fowler
TE1Virgil Green
2Jeff Heuerman
3John Phillips
4Henry Krieger-Coble
LT1Russell Okung
2Kyle Roberts
3Lars Hanson
4Cameron Jefferson
LG1Max Garcia
2Connor McGovern
3James Ferentz
4Aaron Neary
C1Matt Paradis
2Dillon Day
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3Robert Myers
RT1Donald Stephenson
2Michael Schofield
3Justin Murray
K1Brandon McManus