Broncos trade receiver Emmanuel Sanders to 49ers

Published: Oct. 22, 2019 at 2:43 PM MDT
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The Denver Broncos on Tuesday acquired a third and fourth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft from the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and a fifth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway announced.

Sanders (5-11, 180 pounds) is a 10th-year player who spent the last six seasons with the Broncos (2014-19) after playing his first four years with Pittsburgh (2010-13). Selected by the Steelers in the third round (82nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft from Southern Methodist University, Sanders has played 134 career games (95 starts) and totaled 565 receptions for 7,391 yards (13.1 avg.) with 39 touchdowns.

Sanders also has appeared in eight career playoff games (4 starts), posting 36 receptions for 448 yards (12.4 avg.).

In 78 regular-season games as a Bronco (77 starts), Sanders totaled the seventh-most catches in team history with 404 receptions for 5,361 yards (13.3 avg.) with 28 touchdowns. A member of the Broncos’ Super Bowl 50-champion team in 2015, Sanders appeared in four playoff games (4 starts) with the team and had 23 catches for 276 yards (12.0 avg.).

Sanders attended Bellville (Texas) High School and was born on March 17, 1987.

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