According to Brown, NFL teams could be “leery” of signing Sanders to a long-term contract given that he has a screw in each of his feet.
Brown mentions that Sanders is “believed” to be seeking a contract similar to the one Golden Tate signed with the Lions — five-year, $31.5 million deal with $13.25 million guaranteed.
So far, Sanders has reportedly met with the Jaguars, Buccaneers and Chiefs, and has a visit scheduled with the 49ers on Saturday.
Brown adds that the Steelers are still “open to the possibility” of re-signing Sanders, however it would most likely be at a lower price and includes fewer years.
Sanders, 26, is coming off of his best season in the league. He totaled 67 receptions for 740 yards and six touchdowns over the course of 16 games.
Pro Football Focus has Sanders rated as the No. 60 receiver in the league last year.
San Francisco is reportedly meeting with Julian Edelman as well, so it appears as though they are in the market for another receiver.
Sanders has reportedly met with the Chiefs, Buccaneers and the Jaguars this week. The Patriots and Jets have also been mentioned as potential options for Sanders as well.
- Manish Mehta reports that the Jets still have “strong interest” Sanders.
- According to Mehta, Sanders was forced to adjust his meeting with the Jets due to a scheduling conflict.
Tampa Bay brought in Ted Ginn for a visit earlier on Wednesday, so it appears as though they are really looking for another receiver to add to their roster.
Multiple reports have come in that Steelers free agent WR Emmanuel Sanders has been at Jaguars headquarters all day.
- Adam Schefter mentions that Sanders “likes it there.”
- Ian Rapoport mentions that Jacksonville is a “potential landing spot.”
- Aaron Wilson reports that the visit is “going very well” so far.
- Wilson adds that Sanders has other visits lined up.