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Broncos Don’t Want To Trade WR Emmanuel Sanders

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Broncos are not looking to trade veteran WR Emmanuel Sanders this offseason, despite his name coming up in trade rumors over the past few weeks.

Rapoport explains that the Broncs want to sign a “big time” free agent quarterback and keeping both Sanders and Demaryius Thomas in place could them lure someone like Kirk Cousins to Denver.

Beyond Cousins, the Broncos are also expected to be in the mix for quarterbacks such as Case Keenum and possibly Tyrod Taylor among others.

All of this fits with what Rapoport reported last week.

Sanders, 30, is a former third-round pick of the Steelers back in 2010. He played out his rookie contract before signing on with the Broncos back in 2014.

Sanders is entering the third year of his four-year, $38.6 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $8.15 million for the 2018 season.

In 2017, Sanders appeared in 12 games and caught 47 passes for 555 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 64 receiver out of 116 qualifying players.