Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders during his time with the Denver Broncos. (Photo: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders' time with the Denver Broncos is over.
Tuesday, the Broncos traded Sanders to the San Francisco 49ers, along with a fifth round pick in the upcoming NFL draft, for third and fourth round selections.
Sanders, 32, was in his sixth season with the Broncos after signing as a free agent after the 2013 season. With the Broncos, Sanders has 404 receptions for 5,361 yards and 28 touchdowns.
He spent the first four years of his NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
After the Broncos lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, 30-6, last Thursday night, reports intensified that the Broncos would deal Sanders before the NFL trade deadline on October 29th.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Broncos wanted to keep Sanders one more week so he could play against the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday but Schefter said the 49ers wanted him now so he could play for them against the Carolina Panthers.
Broncos President of Football Operations/GM John Elway spoke with reporters on a teleconference about the deal.
Sanders spoke as he was leaving UCHealth Training Center on Tuesday.