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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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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." Jul 17 - 12:59 PM
Source: Denver Post

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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

Emmanuel Sanders caught 10-of-16 targets for 181 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' Week 15 loss to the Steelers, adding a 24-yard rush.

The yardage was easily a new career high for Sanders, who single-handedly kept the chains moving in the first half. The Broncos' offense went into the tank after the break as Brock Osweiler fell back into Blaine Gabbert panic mode. Sanders has been extremely unpredictable this season, but his upside is such that he'll be a clear WR2 in Week 16, even against the Bengals' elite pass defense.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 08:16:00 PM

Emmanuel Sanders secured 2-of-6 targets for 17 yards in the Broncos' Week 14 loss to the Raiders.

Sanders' stat lines in his starts along with Brock Osweiler are 6-113-0, 3-19-0, and 2-17-0. As Osweiler has shown no ability to complete downfield passes on a consistent basis -- and Sanders is no longer being force fed targets in Gary Kubiak's offense -- Sanders needs to be downgraded to a boom-bust WR3 option ahead of a Week 15 date with the Steelers.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 07:51:00 PM

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