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Emmanuel Sanders | Wide Receiver | #10

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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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Broncos GM John Elway said at the Combine his plan is to keep Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas.
The offseason began with speculation the Broncos might dangle Sanders for trade, but that would be selling low on a dynamic No. 2 wideout when healthy. Sanders ineffectively played through a high ankle sprain last year, and poor quarterback play exacerbated matters. Sanders and Thomas remain the strength of the Broncos' offense. Denver still badly needs to find a No. 3 pass option. Feb 28 - 10:18 PM

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Emmanuel Sanders said his ankle is about "95 percent."

Sanders battled a sprained ankle throughout 2017, missing four games and falling short of 1,000 yards for the first time in four seasons. He's been rehabbing the injury in Houston since the end of the season and appears to be making progress. "It's going well, my ankle is recovering," said Sanders. "It got damaged on a tackle and it lingered." The 30-year-old should be ready for OTAs in a couple of months.
Feb 23 - 1:39 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports "the belief" is both Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas will remain with the Broncos.

Sanders ($10.9 million) and Thomas ($12.03 million) account for two of Denver's largest cap numbers in 2018, and the Broncos need money to beef up quarterback and the rest of the roster. However, having Sanders and Thomas in the fold will make it easier for GM John Elway to recruit a free agent QB like Kirk Cousins or make life easier on a first-round rookie draft pick. Sanders and Thomas both disappointed in 2017, but the quarterback play was truly dreadful.
Feb 14 - 12:51 PM

The Denver Post reports Emmanuel Sanders could be shopped this offseason.

Sanders struggled to stay healthy in 2017 and was linked to an off-field issue last month. There shouldn't be much interest in him with cap hits of $10.9 million and $12.9 million over the next two seasons. It's possible the Broncos will ask 30-year-old Sanders to take a pay cut.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 10 - 6:01 PM

TMZ Sports reports Emmanuel Sanders will not face charges stemming from a sexual assault case in Texas.

There is not much known about the case. TMZ reports felony 2 sexual assault accusations were brought against Sanders, but a grand jury "failed to find a bill of indictment" earlier this month, meaning there was not enough evidence to bring charges. Sanders appears to be in the clear legally, but the NFL is sure to investigate and could hand down a suspension.
Source: TMZ Sports
Jan 18 - 9:24 AM

Broncos declared WR Emmanuel Sanders, WR Cody Latimer, RB Jamaal Charles, CB Michael Hunter, OG J.J. Dielman, OT Donald Stephenson and DE Zach Kerr inactive for Week 17 against the Chiefs.

Sanders heads into the offseason having missed the final two games with an ankle issue. He finishes his age-30 campaign with just 47 catches for 555 yards and two touchdowns. The down year snaps a string of three-straight 1K campaigns. Although the Broncos have some rebuilding to do, Sanders should be back at his scheduled $8.15 million salary next season. He won't return to WR2 status without major improvement under center.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 03:03:00 PM

Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 17.

This isn't a surprise after Sanders missed practice all week. The Broncos will also be without Cody Latimer (thigh) Sunday. Demaryius Thomas, Bennie Fowler and Jordan Taylor will be Denver's top-three wideouts against the Chiefs.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 01:54:00 PM

Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Sanders hasn't seen the field since aggravating an ankle injury in Week 15. He's not expected to play in Sunday's finale. This will end Sanders' streak of three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. Unless the Broncos make a concerted effort to upgrade at quarterback this offseason, Sanders will be hard to trust in fantasy next year.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 02:16:00 PM

Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

Coach Vance Joseph called Sanders day to day on Tuesday after the receiver sat out Week 16. Sanders hasn't been 100 percent healthy for weeks.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 02:18:00 PM

Broncos coach Vance Joseph said Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is day-to-day.

Sanders is "still really sore" according to the coach, and backup Cody Latimer is in the same boat with his thigh injury. With Paxton Lynch set to start, the Broncos need a real receiver corps to properly evaluate his progress, but it does not sound like Sanders is a lock to play. Brock Osweiler leaned heavily on the running backs in the passing game with Sanders sidelined last week.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 12:11:00 PM

Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) has been downgraded to "out" for Week 16.

As has Cody Latimer (thigh), meaning the Broncos will be extremely thin at receiver in Washington. The fact that Sanders couldn't get healthy 10 days after going down bodes poorly for his Week 17 status. Whether it's Brock Osweiler or Paxton Lynch under center — most signs suggest it will be Osweiler — the Broncos' quarterback will have precious few weapons. Bennie Fowler should start opposite Demaryius Thomas.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 05:14:00 PM

9 Denver's Mike Klis considers Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) on the "doubtful side of questionable" to play in Week 16.

Sanders was "sore" on Thursday and remained "sore" on Friday, and beat writers who watched Friday's practice noted that Sanders looked very limited. If Sanders can't play against the Redskins, Demaryius Thomas will offer target monster potential against a slumping Washington secondary.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 01:55:00 PM

Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) returned to practice Friday, but he "appeared to be somewhat limited."

Sanders sat out Wednesday and Thursday and has been battling injuries for the better part of a month. He continues to play through the issue but is not an exciting fantasy play whatsoever with whichever QB starts for Denver.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 12:41:00 PM

Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) remained sidelined Thursday.

Sanders is dealing with a bone bruise. He's now on the wrong side of questionable for Week 16, but a Friday return to practice would put him on track to play.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 02:17:00 PM

Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Sanders picked up a bone bruise last Thursday against the Colts. It seems unlikely the injury prevents him from playing on Sunday, but it would be promising if he got in some practice reps this week. Cody Latimer will be an interesting DFS option if Sanders is forced to sit.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 12:53:00 PM

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