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Free-agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has agreed to a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, according to ESPN reporter Josina Anderson on Twitter. It's a $16 million deal that can be worth up to $19 million, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.
Sanders was traded from the Broncos to the 49ers last season and had been linked to the Cowboys early in free agency, but he lands with the Saints on a two-year deal. The veteran wideout caught 66 passes for 869 yards and five touchdowns last season, and this move should only increase his fantasy value despite his advancing age.
Jane Slater is reporting the Cowboys have interest in free agent WR Emmanuel Sanders, and that Sanders has mutual interest in joining them.
Sanders was a great addition to the 49ers in 2019, but is now a free agent with the ability to sign with the team of his choosing. Sanders apparently trains in Dallas in the offseason and would be a very good fit alongside WRs Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup working with QB Dak Prescott. Stay tuned for follow-up information regarding where Sanders is heading, but the Cowboys certainly sound like they’re in the lead for his services.
Emmanuel Sanders told reporters that he's yet to engage in contract discussions with the 49ers.
The free agent to be is trending toward hitting the open market. This was the expectation when the 49ers acquired him from the Broncos during the 2019 season, as he was viewed as a rental for a playoff run. He did well in San Francisco, but he could do even better elsewhere if he's able to land on a team that doesn't focus on the run as much as the 49ers. His value will ultimately be determined when he signs this offseason, but he's currently the WR47 in our early expert consensus rankings.
Emmanuel Sanders says he is open to re-signing with the 49ers this off-season.
"At the end of the day, I enjoyed this season. I love the Niners organization, so we’re going to see what’s to happen" were Sanders' exact words. San Francisco doesn't have a lot of receiver depth so bringing back the veteran wideout would seem to be in their interest as well.
Emmanuel Sanders caught three passes for 38 yards in the 49ers' 31-20 Super Bowl loss to the Chiefs.
Sanders caught more than three passes in a game just once since the end of October, struggling with some injuries following a mid-season trade to the Niners. Still, he certainly helped provide San Francisco with another receiving weapon they desperately needed. The 32-year-old now enters free agency this off-season.
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