Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders receives three-year, $33 million contract extension

Thursday September 8th, 2016

The Denver Broncos and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders have agreed on a three-year, $33 million contract extension, the team announced on Wednesday.

Sanders, 29, has posted two straight 1,000-yard receiving seasons since coming to the Broncos as a free agent in 2014.

"Emmanuel has proven himself as a great player and one of the most productive receivers in this league," Broncos' executive vice president of football operations/general manager Jonh Elway said in a statement. "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 has racked up 2,529 yards and 15 touchdowns on 177 catches in the past two seasons, while also being named to Pro Bowl twice.

During that time, Sanders has caught more passes for 30 yards or more than any other NFL player.

Sanders will make $5.6 million in 2016, the final season of a three-year, $15 million contract he signed in 2014.

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