Posted: 4/29/2020 5:38 am UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders will be the team's No. 2 wide receiver in 2020 and adds a big boost to the offense, which was lacking dependable production out of receivers not named Michael Thomas last year. After Thomas' 1,725 receiving yards, the next-best receiving output came from Ted Ginn Jr., who had just 421 yards receiving.
Huddle Up: Sanders, at worst, should be a WR3 in PPR formats in the New Orleans offense.
Posted: 4/29/2020 5:28 am UTC
Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders will make $10 million guaranteed with his new squad. He'll have a $2 million base salary this year, which is fully guaranteed, and he received a $2 million signing bonus. His 2020 cap hit will be $4 million. In 2021, Sanders has a $6 million base salary, with a $2 million signing bonus, $2 million roster bonus and $10 million salary cap hit. There are an additional $1.5 million in incentives tied to receptions for both seasons. His deal also includes a 2022 season, but the deal voids, as reported, the last day of the 2021 NFL league year.
Posted: 4/06/2020 9:50 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Emmanuel Sanders (49ers) officially signed with the New Orleans Saints Monday, April 6. Official terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Sanders is joining one of the top offenses in the NFL and should see a solid amount of targets in 2020. He can be a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 3/29/2020 3:59 am UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders' ability to find openings in zone coverage makes him a good fit for head coach Sean Payton's system, according to Matt Bowen of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: With Michael Thomas drawing plenty of attention from opposing defenses, Sanders could shine as a dependable secondary option for Drew Brees. He's at least worth grabbing as a WR4.
Posted: 3/21/2020 2:18 am UTC
Free-agent WR Emmanuel Sanders (49ers) said he intends to sign with the New Orleans Saints, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Saints have been searching for a reliable No. 2 option across from Michael Thomas, and Sanders could fill that void. Drew Brees has been known to spread the wealth when he has the weapons, and Sanders should be worth a look as a WR4.
Posted: 3/21/2020 1:52 am UTC
Free-agent WR Emmanuel Sanders does no appear to be drawing interest from the Dallas Cowboys, according to Todd Archer of ESPN.com, and Archer said he would 'be stunned' if Sanders ends up a Cowboy.
Posted: 3/10/2020 4:41 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers pending free-agent WR Emmanuel Sanders said Monday, March 9, that he has yet to engage in contract talks with the team, which suggests the team might let him test the free-agent waters.
Posted: 2/27/2020 5:11 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Emmanuel Sanders, a pending free agent, would like to re-sign with the team if the 49ers can find enough room under the cap to offer him a competitive deal. Sanders reportedly endeared himself to his teammates and the organization after being acquired in a trade last fall.
Huddle Up: Sanders turns 33 on St. Patrick's Day and reeled in 36-of-53 targets for 502 yards and three TDs in 10 regular-season games with the Niners, who obviously liked the veteran presence he brought to the young WR corps. Another team likely will be able to offer Sanders more money, and we'll see how much the Niners value Sanders if they can come close to matching the deal.
Posted: 2/07/2020 2:20 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent WR Emmanuel Sanders said he hasn't thought much about next season yet but enjoyed his time with the team in 2019. 'I love the Niners organization, so we're going to see what's to happen,' Sanders said.
Huddle Up: Sanders had a a couple of big performances after joining the 49ers, but he was held below 50 yards in seven of his 10 games with the team, recording 25 yards or less five times. If he does return, he would be a matchup-based flex option in San Francisco's run-heavy attack.
Posted: 2/03/2020 3:08 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo completed 20 of his 31 passes for 219 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in a 31-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV Sunday, Feb. 2. RB Raheem Mostert rushed 12 times for 58 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for two yards, and RB Tevin Coleman rushed five times for 28 yards and caught one pass for three yards. WR Deebo Samuel caught five passes for 39 yards and rushed three times for 53 yards, WR Emmanuel Sanders caught three of his five targets for 38 yards, and TE George Kittle hauled in four passes for 36 yards. FB Kyle Juszczyk caught three passes for 39 yards and a touchdown. SS Jimmie Ward notched a game-high 11 tackles, DE Nick Bosa recorded a sack, and DL DeForest Buckner logged 1.5 sacks.