Broncos Place WR Emmanuel Sanders On IR With Ruptured Achilles

     

Update:

Mike Klis reports that the Broncos are placing WR Emmanuel Sanders on injured reserve to make roster room for WR Andre Holmes, who was claimed off of waivers from the Bills. 

Nicki Jhabvala reports that MRI results confirmed that Sanders suffered a ruptured Achilles.


Adam Schefter reports that the Broncos believe WR Emmanuel Sanders suffered a torn Achilles during Wednesday’s practice.

Schefter mentions that teams can usually tell right away that a player has a torn Achilles, but the Broncos still plan to conduct tests on Sanders to confirm.

According to reporters, Sanders slipped and rolled his ankle Wednesday before being helped off the field by training staff.

This would, obviously, end Sanders’ season and lead to him being placed on injured reserve in the coming days.

The Broncos traded away Demaryius Thomas at the lead and losing Sanders leaves them in a tough position at receiver. Denver will turn rookie WRs Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamiton in Week 14.

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 12 games for the Broncos and caught 71 passes for 868 yards receiving and four touchdowns.

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