Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Broncos have not approached WR Emmanuel Sanders or his agent about a pay cut this offseason and the expectation is that they will pick up his 2019 option, which would guarantee $1.5 million of his $10.5 million base salary.
According to Pelissero, Sanders’ health is not believed to be an issue for him, even after suffering an Achilles injury last year.
This comes a day after Sanders said on Twitter that he would not be okay agreeing to a restructured contract that would likely come with a pay cut: “It ain’t happening.. no way Jose..”
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 entering the fourth 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 2010 season.
In 2018, Sanders appeared in 12 games for the Broncos and caught 71 passes for 868 yards receiving and four touchdowns.