Report: Emmanuel Sanders expected to sign with Broncos

Sunday March 16th, 2014

Emmanuel Sanders recorded career bests in his third NFL season. (Joe Sargent/Getty Images) Emmanuel Sanders recorded career bests in his fourth NFL season. (Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

The Broncos are expected to sign free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Albert Breer of NFL Network later reported an agreement to terms.

The former Steelers wideout reportedly was scheduled to visit the 49ers Saturday after previous meetings with the Jaguars and Chiefs.

On Friday, ESPN's Scott Brown reported some NFL teams were wary of medical concerns surrounding Sanders including a screw in each foot. He has not missed a game in each of the past two seasons after missing eight games in his first two NFL seasons.

Sanders, who turns 27 on Monday, recorded career bests in receptions (67), receiving yards (740) and touchdown catches (six) in his first season as a fulltime starter.

He reportedly is believed to be seeking a contract similar to the five-year, $31.5 million deal ($13.25 million guaranteed) given former Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate by the Lions earlier this week.

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The free agent market for receivers was reduced Saturday morning when the Patriots re-signed Julian Edelman. The Broncos are likely looking at Sanders as an option after receiver Eric Decker signed a five-year, $36.25M deal with the Jets on Thursday.

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