Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who suffered a right thigh injury in Monday’s practice, was held out of the Broncos’ workout Tuesday morning.
Sanders was on the practice field but did not have a helmet and did not participate. The injury is not considered serious, but he is now likely a bit of a question mark for Thursday night’s preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks.
Sanders was the #35 WR in 2013, when he saw WR2 targets (112) for the Steelers. Eric Decker (138) and Wes Welker (111) saw a combined 249 targets as Denver's WR2 and WR3. With Decker gone, Welker (and TE Julius Thomas) could see a bit more work, but Sanders should be stepping into a big role. As OC Adam Gase said, Sanders is a good fit for his system and is versatile to play both inside and outside. He is very quick and is adept at making people miss, so he should thrive in Denver’s screen game. Rookie Cody Latimer is the wild card in the Denver receiving corps.