Right before kickoff today, ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed what KOA and Broncos’ Insider Benjamin Allbright has been reporting for weeks: teams have been calling the Denver Broncos to inquire about veteran receiver Emmanuel Sanders.
Sanders likely would welcome a change of scenery, the Broncos would welcome a second-day draft pick for him, and the possibility of it happening by Oct. 29 is real, according to sources.
There are a number of contenders who could use additional receiving help. Allbright reported the New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay Packers, and New Orleans Saints have asked, for starters.
There have been murmurs of Sanders’ frustration all season. A parting of ways could make sense for the 32-year-old looking to contend and find a team to finish his career just as much as it could for the 2-5 Broncos.
Emmanuel Sanders' frustration in recent weeks has been no secret, and it was undoubtedly expected after his one-target game against the Chargers. Denver isn't "receiver heaven" anymore.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) October 20, 2019
Asked what went wrong vs. KC, he said: "Obviously, I do know, but I’m not gonna say it."
If the Broncos do part ways with Sanders, I expect DaeSean Hamilton to see his time on the field increase exponentially. It would also make sense to activate Tim Patrick off of Injured Reserve.
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