Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders says he is ‘back’ after first diving catch
Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is working his way back from a torn Achilles that he suffered back in December, but he seems to be making great progress.
As a matter of fact, he made a diving catch at Broncos training camp on Wednesday, and Sanders was feeling pretty good about himself afterward.
— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) July 24, 2019
There still doesn’t seem to be any sort of timetable for Sanders, but generally, it can take up to a year before athletes return from a torn Achilles, so even if Sanders seems to be aiming for a Week 1 return, it may not happen.
In the 12 games that Sanders played this past season, he caught 71 passes for 868 yards and four touchdowns and probably would have logged a 1,000-yard campaign had he remained healthy.
The 32-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Southern Methodist University, was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round (82nd pick overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
He got off to a slow start over his first two NFL seasons but finally began to break through in Year 3, snaring 44 balls for 626 yards and a score.
After spending the first four years of his career with the Steelers, Sanders landed with the Broncos in 2014 and immediately made the Pro Bowl, hauling in 101 receptions for 1,404 yards while reaching the end zone nine times.
Since joining Denver, Sanders has made two Pro Bowl appearances and recorded three straight 1,000-yard campaigns between 2014 and 2016.
The Broncos are coming off of a 2018 season in which they won six games.