Login  |   Register

On Now
Coming Up
  • Sat., Aug. 19, 2017 8:00 PM MDT GAMEDAY: @49ers
    Saturday, August 19
    Banner
    @San Francisco 49ers
    Levi's Stadium
    8PM MDT
     
    More Info
    9NEWS / KTVD-20
    All Broncos games will be carried by Denver's flagship radio station KOA NewsRadio (850 AM or 94.1 FM) and simulcast on The Fox (103.5 FM). Broncos games will also be broadcast by the team's Spanish radio partner KNRV (1150 AM).
    picture
    at San Francisco 49ers
    Bay Area Travel Guide
    Banner
    If you're traveling to the Bay Area to catch the game, check out our travel guide with suggested things to do and places to see.
    Bay Area Travel Guide
  • Sun., Sep. 03, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM MDT Salute to Fans Tour
    Salute to Fans Tour: Denver
    September 3, 2017
    Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    Click here for more information.

Print Friendly Version Convert to PDF Convert to RTF Related Assets
September 07, 2016

DENVER BRONCOS AGREE TO TERMS WITH WR EMMANUEL SANDERS ON A THREE-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Wednesday agreed to terms with wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders on a three-year contract extension through 2019, Executive Vice President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway announced.

“Emmanuel has proven himself as a great player and one of the most productive receivers in this league,” Elway said. “He plays with intensity, and we love the way he competes. We’re thrilled Emmanuel is going to be a Bronco for many more years to come.”

Sanders (5-11, 180 pounds) is a seventh-year player who has appeared in 87 career regular-season games (49 starts) and seven playoff contests (3 starts). He was selected by Pittsburgh in the third round (82nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft from Southern Methodist University.

For his career, Sanders has totaled 338 receptions for 4,569 yards (13.5 avg.) with 26 touchdowns in the regular season. He owns 30 catches for 365 yards (12.2 avg.) in the postseason.

More than half of Sanders’ career receiving totals have come during his last two seasons with the Broncos in which he combined for 177 catches for 2,539 yards (14.3 avg.) with 15 touchdowns. His 177 receptions during that span rank eighth in the NFL while his 2,539 receiving yards rank sixth. All 11 of his career 100-yard receiving games have come as a member of the Broncos.

After signing with Denver as an unrestricted free agent in 2014, Sanders posted the fifth-most receptions (101) and fourth-most receiving yards (1,404) in NFL history by a player in his initial season with a team. Both figures ranked second on the Broncos to teammate Demaryius Thomas (111-1,619) and ranked fifth overall in the NFL.

Sanders posted his second consecutive 1,000-yard receiving season (76-135) in 2015 and added 10 catches for 147 yards in the postseason during Denver’s Super Bowl run.

During his first four NFL seasons with the Steelers, Sanders saw action in 56 regular-season games (18 starts) and totaled 161 receptions for 2,030 yards (12.6 avg.) with 11 touchdowns.

Sanders finished his collegiate career as SMU’s all-time leader in receptions (235), receiving yards (3,791) and receiving touchdowns (34). An all-district performer at Bellville (Texas) High School, Sanders was born on March 17, 1987.

You must be logged in to view this item.





This area is reserved for members of the news media. If you qualify, please update your user profile and check the box marked "Check here to register as an accredited member of the news media". Please include any notes in the "Supporting information for media credentials" box. We will notify you of your status via e-mail in one business day.