Emmanuel Sanders

#10 WR / Denver Broncos / EXP: 10YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 180 lb Age: 32 College: SMU Bye 10

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    Broncos' Emmanuel Sanders: Not ahead of schedule

    Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) said Tuesday that his rehab is neither ahead of schedule nor behind, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports. "When I do run full speed, I feel good," Sanders said. "I wouldn't say we're ahead of schedule, I wouldn't say we're behind schedule. I just feel like we're somewhere in between."Sanders is now six months deep in the rehab process and ran with cleats Friday for the first time since suffering a torn Achilles on Dec. 5. Early reports of the 32-year-old wideout being ahead of schedule seem to have been overstated, as Sanders acknowledged Tuesday he isn't sure about his availability for training camp. The timing and severity of his injury suggest he'll struggle to be ready for Week 1, at which point he'll be nine months removed from the initial injury. Sanders is entering the final season of a three-year contract, with $1.5 million guaranteed on a $10.15 million base salary. The Denver Broncos seem committed to waiting out his rehab, as they could have avoided the $1.5 million charge by releasing him in February or March. The team didn't make any prominent additions to its wideout corps during the offseason, instead focusing on quarterbacks (Joe Flacco, second-round pick Drew Lock) and a tight end (first-round pick Noah Fant).

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    Broncos' Emmanuel Sanders: Runs with cleats on

    Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) ran with cleats Friday for the first time since he was injured, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.The 32-year-old wideout reportedly is making good progress in his rehab from the torn Achilles he suffered Dec. 5. The timing of the injury leaves him uncertain to be ready for Week 1, though the Denver Broncos seem to be counting on his availability given their lack of high-profile offseason additions at wide receiver. Any plans to move on from Sanders likely would've taken place back in March before $1.5 million of his $10.15 million base salary became guaranteed. The quarterback situation in Denver doesn't look much better than last season, with Joe Flacco and rookie second-round pick Drew Lock replacing Case Keenum.

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    Broncos' Emmanuel Sanders: In good spot with recovery

    Coach Vic Fangio said Emmanuel Sanders is "progressing well" in his rehab from a torn left Achilles, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.Sanders suffered the injury during practice Dec. 5 and underwent surgery shortly thereafter. Differing reports have noted a 6-to-8-month recovery and his own confidence that he'll be ready by Week 1, which both seem optimistic due to the timeline for a typical player from such a procedure. On a positive note, though, Sanders attended one of the first offseason workouts and took part in warmups, so the 32-year-old appears to be in a good spot, health-wise. No matter when he gains clearance to play, he's on pace to act as one of Joe Flacco's primary options in the passing attack.

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    Broncos' Emmanuel Sanders: Has option picked up

    The Denver Broncos have exercised their contract option on Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles), guaranteeing $1.5 million of his $10.15 million base salary for 2019, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.General manager John Elway announced the decision a couple weeks ago, apparently encouraged by Sanders' initial progress in his recovery from a torn Achilles. The veteran wideout relayed optimism Sunday on his Twitter account, noting that trainers have told him he's far ahead of schedule. Sanders suffered the injury during practice Dec. 5 and will celebrate his 32nd birthday this upcoming weekend. The Broncos clearly expect Sanders to operate as a primary target for new starting quarterback Joe Flacco, though the wideout's age and the timing of his injury do create some level of concern.

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    Broncos' Emmanuel Sanders: Continues to progress in recovery

    Emmanuel Sanders relayed via his personal Twitter account Sunday that trainers have told him he's "wayyy (sic) ahead of schedule" in his recovery from a torn Achilles.Sanders suffered the devastating injury during practice Dec. 5. Despite missing the final four games of the campaign, he paced the Denver Broncos in every receiving category, with 71 catches (on 98 targets) for 868 yards and four touchdowns to his credit. Sanders is due a roster bonus of $1.5 million Tuesday, so his immediate future will receive some clarity in the coming days. Once the Broncos' front office makes that decision, he'll continue to focus on his rehab with the stated aim of being ready for the 2019 regular-season opener, when he'd be working with new quarterback Joe Flacco.

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    Broncos' Emmanuel Sanders: Returning to Denver in 2019

    General manager John Elway confirmed the Denver Broncos will exercise Emmanuel Sanders' (Achilles) contract option for 2019, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.The team seems confident in Sanders' ability to bounce back from the Achilles tear he suffered in early December, with his fast progress early in the recovery process creating hope he can be ready for Week 1 of his age-32 season. Between this decision and the recent agreement to trade for Joe Flacco, it's clear the Broncos are shooting for a 2019 playoff appearance rather than focusing on the future. Elway likely envisions Sanders, Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton operating as the receivers in three-wideout sets under new offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello. Despite the Broncos' optimism about his health, Sanders is no lock at this point to be ready for the start of training camp, or Week 1 for that matter.

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    Broncos' Emmanuel Sanders: Likely staying in Denver

    The Denver Broncos haven't asked Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) to take a pay cut and are expected to keep him under contract for 2019, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.Sanders carries a $10.15 million base salary for the final season of his three-year contract, with $1.5 million becoming guaranteed at some point this offseason. It's a big expense for a player who will be nine months removed from an Achilles tear at the start of his age-32 season, but the Broncos apparently are confident Sanders can be a top target for new quarterback Joe Flacco. The veteran wide receiver seems to be making good progress in the early stages of his recovery and no longer requires a walking boot on his injured foot.

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    Broncos' Emmanuel Sanders: Won't restructure contract

    Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) posted Tuesday on his personal Twitter account that he isn't interested in restructuring his contract ahead of the 2019 season.Coming off a torn Achilles suffered Dec. 5 and entering the final season of his three-year deal, Sanders surely can read between the lines that any restructure would involve a significant pay cut. Of course, he may be putting himself in danger of an outright release, as the Denver Broncos can't be thrilled about the prospect of paying a $10.15 million base salary (per OverTheCap.com) to a player who's no lock to be ready for Week 1 of his age-32 season. His release wouldn't be a popular move in the locker room, but it makes sense from a standpoint of expected production per dollar. A contract extension might work for both parties, especially if it includes a signing bonus that can significantly reduce Sanders' 2019 cap hit without reducing his actual compensation. The veteran wide receiver is no longer wearing a walking boot over his injured foot, but he was spotted moving around with a limp as recently as last week.

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    Broncos' Emmanuel Sanders: Making progress in recovery

    Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) is no longer wearing a walking boot on his injured foot but is moving around with a "slight limp," Zack Kelberman of CBS 4 Denver reports.Sanders originally tore his ACL in early December and was given a six-month timeline for his recovery. He appears to have avoided any setbacks in the two months since suffering the injury, and while it seems unlikely he'll be available for OTAs this spring, Sanders should be ready to go well before the start of training camp. That said, it's possible Sanders could take his time getting back onto the field considering the soon-to-be 32-year-old is entering a contract year in 2019 on a team that is grooming two other young receivers for the future.

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    Broncos' Emmanuel Sanders: Emerged as No. 1 target in 2018

    Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) caught 71 of 98 targets for 868 yards and four touchdowns during an injury-shortened 2018 campaign. He added 53 yards and a touchdown on four carries and threw a 28-yard touchdown pass during the season.Sanders missed the final quarter of the season with a torn Achilles, but still managed to lead the team in catches, targets, yards and touchdowns. Not bad for a guy who many thought was going to be cut last offseason. Instead, it was Demaryius Thomas who was sent packing. Sanders, coming off of a major injury, counts for $12.9 million against next season's cap, but -- given the dearth of established targets in Denver -- it wouldn't be a total surprise to see him back for the final year of his deal to help mentor the likes of Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick and DaeSean Hamilton. Assuming he returns to form, his game has adapted well enough from deep speedster to savvy route runner for him to be a legitimate No. 1 target, but he's going to need some of the youngsters to step up opposite him. In three full games following Thomas' departure, Sanders averaged 5.7 catches and 63.0 yards per game -- down from 6.3 catches and 82.5 yards per game with an established weapon on the other side of the field.