The Saints also placed DE Marcus Willoughby on the practice squad injured list.
Here’s the Saints updated practice squad:
- LB Joe Bachie
- WR Austin Carr
- LB Andrew Dowell
- TE Garrett Griffin
- WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey (Injured)
- WR Juwan Johnson
- RB Tony Jones
- QB Tommy Stevens
- T Calvin Throckmorton
- C Cameron Tom
- DB Keith Washington
- DE Marcus Willoughby (Injured)
- DB Grant Haley
- DT Anthony Zettel
- C Will Clapp
- DE Will Clarke
- TE Ethan Wolf
- WR Tommylee Lewis
Sanders, 33, is a former third-round pick of the Steelers back in 2010. He played out his rookie contract before signing a four-year, $38.6 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed with the Broncos back in 2014.
Sanders was entering the final year of his deal when the Broncos traded him midseason to the 49ers for a third and fourth-round pick. He made a base salary of $10.5 million for the 2019 season.
The Saints signed Sanders to a two-year, contract worth $16 million this past March.
In 2020, Sanders has appeared in five games for the Saints and caught 26 passes for 304 yards receiving and two touchdowns.