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88 Emmanuel Sanders WR
Height/Weight: 5-11/180 | Birthdate: 3/17/1987 | Birthplace: Bellville, TX, USA | Team: Denver | College: Southern Methodist | NFL Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 73/25 | Average Draft Position: 125.43
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Peyton Manning excited for Emmanuel Sanders


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/16/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning recently spent time working out at Duke University with some of his receivers, including newest addition Emmanuel Sanders. Manning said "it was good to get some good work with him." 

Sanders is expected to replace the departed Eric Decker, and Manning said they have a lot of work to do.

"I'm excited about playing with him," Manning said.


John Elway: Emmanuel Sanders 'can play anywhere'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) The Broncos signed free agent receiver Emmanuel Sanders in part because of his versatility, general manager John Elway told the Denver Post. "He can play anywhere," Elway said. "He can play inside, he can be outside. He's explosive. Great separation skills. He can do it all."

Sanders joins Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker and Julius Thomas to give Peyton Manning four high-end targets.


Emmanuel Sanders denies he had agreement with Chiefs


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) New Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders denied that he agreed in principle to a contract with the Chiefs before reaching a deal with Denver, reports USA Today. The allegation was contained in a report by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

"There was no handshake, there was no agreement," Sanders said after being introduced by the Broncos.

Sanders said playing with Peyton Manning is "wide receiver heaven" and that Denver was his top choice in free agency.


Emmanuel Sanders could be 'lethal' on bubble screens


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) New Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders forced 15 missed tackles last season, or one every 4.47 catches. That was the fourth-best rate in the NFL. The team's website says Sanders' speed and elusiveness will make him "particularly dangerous on the bubble screens that the Broncos love to run."

"Those plays have worked well" since Peyton Manning's arrival, the site added, "but Sanders' skill set could make them lethal."


Emmanuel Sanders gets $6 million guaranteed


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) Receiver Emmanuel Sanders' three-year contract with the Broncos is worth up to $18 million, including $6 million guaranteed, reports the National Football Post. The base value of the contract is $15 million.

Sanders left Pittsburgh after catching 161 passes for 2,030 yards and 11 touchdowns over four seasons.


Emmanuel Sanders to sign three-year deal with Broncos


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) Receiver Emmanuel Sanders is expected to sign a three-year contract with the Broncos after taking his physical Sunday, reports the Denver Post. No word yet on how much Denver will pay Sanders, who turns 27 on Monday.

Emmanuel Sanders' agent under fire for negotiation tactics


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) The agent for receiver Emmanuel Sanders accepted a deal in principle with the Chiefs before negotiating with the Buccaneers and finally agreeing to a contract with the Broncos, reports NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

"This was one of the worst situations in modern football negotiations," one executive involved told Rapoport. "Totally wrong. This needs to be stopped."

Sanders visited the Jaguars, Buccaneers and Chiefs. He's heading to Denver, where he's set to replace Eric Decker, despite never visiting the Broncos.


Report: Emmanuel Sanders to sign with Broncos


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2014) Free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has taken a number of visits through the first days of free agency, and according to ESPN.com he is ready to make a decision. Though neither the team nor Sanders' agent confirmed, ESPN.com cites league sources indicating Sanders is expected to sign with the Broncos in the coming days.

Sanders is coming off the best season of his career, finishing with 67 receptions for 740 yards and six touchdowns. If he ends up signing with the Broncos, he would likely be expected to replace Eric Decker, who left the team coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. 


Emmanuel Sanders to check out Buccaneers next


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) Free agent Emmanuel Sanders is set to visit the Buccaneers after visiting the Jaguars on Wednesday, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Reports indicate the Jets remain in the mix for the former Steelers wideout. 

Emmanuel Sanders happy with Jaguars' visit


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) Free agent receiver Emmanuel Sanders has been visiting the Jaguars all day and says he likes it there, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sanders is not expected to return to the Steelers and has other visits scheduled.

Browns could go after Emmanuel Sanders


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2014) With Andre Roberts heading to the Redskins, the Browns "will be in on" free agent receiver Emmanuel Sanders as an "underneath guy," reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Sanders appears destined to leave the Steelers and would form a nice combo with Browns wideout Josh Gordon.

Emmanuel Sanders 'strong candidate' for Jets


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2014) The Jets coveted receivers Jeremy Maclin and Emmanuel Sanders in free agency, according to the New York Daily News. Now that Maclin has re-signed with the Eagles, Sanders "appears to be a strong candidate for the Jets," the paper said.

Archrival New England tried to pry Sanders away from the Steelers last offseason -- another reason the Jets would be motivated to sign him.


Steelers expected to let Emmanuel Sanders walk


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/28/2014) The Steelers will likely move on from free agent receiver Emmanuel Sanders, reports ESPN.

The report says "it's hard to imagine a scenario in which he returns to Pittsburgh." He could command a similar salary to what the Eagles signed Riley Cooper for Thursday at $5 million a season.

The Steelers will let the market set Sanders' value before deciding if they want to make a run at keeping the former third-round draft pick. If he leaves as expected the Steelers are prepared to go with second-year man Markus Wheaton opposite Antonio Brown.


Steelers GM lukewarm on Emmanuel Sanders


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was lukewarm when asked about free agent receiver Emmanuel Sanders, saying the wideout had a "nice" season, reports MassLive.com. Asked specifically about Sanders' future in Pittsburgh, Colbert said the team "will see what it is."

Sanders caught 67 passes for 740 yards and six touchdowns last year. It sounds like Pittsburgh will let him go in free agency.


Steelers could make changes at receiver


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/20/2014) The Steelers will likely lose free agent receiver Emmanuel Sanders this offseason, but the team could re-sign Jerricho Cotchery, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Plaxico Burress is also not expected to return.

Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton will likely open the season as the starters, and Cotchery could be the No. 3 receiver. 


Steelers to undergo changes at receiver?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/13/2014) Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is slated to be a free agent this spring and there's a realistic chance the Steelers won't make an effort to re-sign him.

Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette believes that to be the case. In a recent chat, Dulac said he thinks the Steelers will let him go and stand pat with the receivers they have left along with drafting a tall wideout, which they've reportedly told Ben Roethlisberger. Receiver Markus Wheaton figures to play more and improve drastically. 

Sanders posted career-highs in 2013, catching 67 passes for 740 yards and six touchdowns. Wheaton played sparingly and had just six catches for 64 yards. 


Jeremy Maclin, Emmanuel Sanders on Jets' wish list?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/7/2014) Clearly in need of receiving help, the Jets are reportedly planning to make a run at unrestricted free agents Jeremy Maclin and Emmanuel Sanders this offseason. The New York Daily News reports that the Jets "covet" Maclin and Sanders and hope one or both of them will come aboard this offseason. 

Maclin, who will be 26 when the 2014 season starts, missed all of last season with a torn ACL. He and Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg worked together in Philadelphia so there could be a seamless transition for him if he joined Gang Green. Maclin has 3,453 yards and 26 touchdowns in 59 career games. 

Sanders, a year older than Maclin, has been a bit of a disappointment in four seasons with the Steelers, failing to land even 800 yards or more than six touchdowns in any of his campaigns. The Steelers reportedly aren't interested in re-signing him. Over 56 games, Sanders has 161 grabs for 2,030 yards and 11 touchdowns. 

The Jets' receiving corps has been dreadful. Last year no single wideout had even 600 yards receiving and the franchise hasn't had a 1,000-yard receiver since Jerricho Cotchery had 1,130 yards in 2007. 


Report: Steelers likely won't try to re-sign Emmanuel Sanders


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2014) The Steelers probably won't try to re-sign free agent receiver Emmanuel Sanders, reports ESPN's Adam Caplan. Sanders, who turns 27 next month, caught 67 passes for 740 yards and six touchdowns last season.

Caplan suggested Sanders would be a good fit for the 49ers, who need an explosive receiver to complement Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis. 49ers veteran Anquan Boldin also is entering free agency.


Jerricho Cotchery scores; he and Emmanuel Sanders do little otherwise


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) The Steelers got typical performances from wide receivers Jerricho Cotchery and Emmanuel Sanders in Week 17, a 20-7 win over the Browns.

Neither player posted a huge yardage total, with Cotchery racking up 25 yards on three receptions, while Sanders had two catches for 26 yards. Cotchery did manage to make an impact yet again in the red zone, as he has done all season, as he scored from 9 yards out in the first quarter.

Cotchery finishes the season with a career-high 10 touchdowns, while catching 46 passes for 602 yards. Sanders notched 67 catches for 740 yards, both of which represent career-high marks. 


Emmanuel Sanders takes the field for Week 17


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is active for Week 17 against the Browns, despite dealing with a knee injury. Sanders was able to get through pregame warm-ups, and is active for Sunday's game. 

Emmanuel Sanders availability for Sunday unclear


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (knee) deemed himself a game-time decision for Sunday against Cleveland, per ESPN. Sanders has yet to miss a game this season and has recorded career-highs in catches (65), yards (714) and touchdowns (6).

Steelers trio sidelined from Thursday practice


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2013) Three Steelers starters were absent from Thursday practice. Guard David DeCastro (back), wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (knee) and linebacker Jason Worilds (abdomen) were all sidelined.

The team will try to get them healthy for Sunday against Cleveland. Pittsburgh still has a remote chance of qualifying for the playoffs, but must beat the Browns to keep that hope alive.


Emmanuel Sanders unable to practice Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/25/2013) Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders did not practice Tuesday.

Sanders is dealing with a knee injury. He injured his lateral meniscus during Week 16. He still hopes to play Week 17 despite the injury.


Emmanuel Sanders optimistic he'll play Week 17


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/24/2013) Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who injured his knee in the win at Green Bay, plans to get treatment Wednesday even though players are off for Christmas. He's optimistic about playing Sunday vs. Cleveland.

“I’m not 100 percent comfortable planting on it, things of that sort, because of the soreness, so we’re just going to take it day by day,” Sanders told ESPN.com. “At some point I’ve got to make a decision of how comfortable I am, but the good thing is the game is a long way away.”


Emmanuel Sanders considered questionable for Week 17


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/24/2013) Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who left the win at Green Bay with a knee injury, has a chance to play Sunday vs. Cleveland, reports ESPN.com. An MRI revealed no serious damage, though Sanders has a sprained ligament.

Sanders has caught a touchdown pass in four of his last five games. He's considered questionable for the must-win game.