Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that rival executives are “poring over” the Broncos’ roster and eyeing potential trade options including WR Emmanuel Sanders, who has had a productive season and a much lower salary than Demaryius Thomas. In fact, La Canfora says that Sanders’ trade value is “significantly higher” than Thomas at this point.
According to La Canfora, teams are also looking at the Broncos’ cornerbacks including Bradley Roby and Chris Harris. La Canfora says that Harris is being “coveted” by other teams after signing a team-friendly deal that keeps him under team control through 2019.
Sanders, 31, 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 in 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 2018, Sanders has appeared in seven games for the Broncos and caught 46 passes for 603 yards receiving and three touchdowns. He has also rushed for 53 yards and a touchdown.
Harris, 29, wound up signing on with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Kansas back in 2011. He has played all seven years of his NFL career in Denver.
Harris is in the fourth year of his five-year, $42.5 million contract that included a $10 million signing bonus and stands to make base salaries of $7.4 million and $7.8 million over the final two years of the agreement.
In 2018, Harris has appeared in seven games for the Broncos and recorded 27 tackles, one sack, an interception returned for a touchdown and seven pass defenses.
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