Denver Broncos No. 2 wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders played in the team’s preseason opener, but he didn’t rack up any stats against the Seattle Seahawks. He also didn’t get involved in the Broncos 34-0 romping of the San Francisco 49ers, as he missed the game with a minor thigh injury. We’ll see when Sanders is able to get back on the field, but he’s expected to in Saturday night’s game against the Houston Texans, as both squads are currently battling it out in join practice sessions.
According to ESPN NFL Nation’s Jeff Legwold, Sanders still hasn’t returned to practice, as he is sitting out today with that thigh injury. Hopefully it doesn’t turn out to be a nagging injury, but his status is nowhere near in doubt for the team’s Week 1 opener against the Indianapolis Colts. Sanders did miss practice in the week prior to the 49ers game, so his status will be worth monitoring this week (that is, if you are interested in seeing him play in this week’s preseason contest against Houston).
Sanders has been fitting in nicely with the Broncos, though it is possible impressive rookie Cody Latimer could usurp Sanders for No. 2 duties on the outside. Latimer is raw, but he has a terrific size/speed combination with big hands, and he’s looked good this offseason. Meanwhile, Sanders has done a nice job of soaking things up, and he has plenty of speed and versatility out there.