La Canfora says the 49ers were “very much in” on Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu before he was traded to the Patriots for a second-round pick today. Ryan O’Halloran mentions the 49ers still have their draft picks in rounds 3-5, which is about what Sanders should cost.
The Broncos started shopping Sanders, who’s entering the final year of his deal, after it became clear the team would not be in contention this year with a 2-5 start to the season. The Panthers and Eagles have also been mentioned as possibly being interested in Sanders.
Sanders, 32, 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 final year of his four-year, $38.6 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $10.5 million for the 2019 season.
In 2019, Sanders has appeared in all seven games for the Broncos and caught 30 passes for 367 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
We’ll have more on Sanders as the news is available.