Report: “Belief” is Broncos will keep Emmanuel Sanders, Demaryius Thomas

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Most of the focus around the Broncos heading into the offseason has been on what they will do at quarterback, although there has also been some time spent thinking about whether they’ll make a change at wide receiver.

Demaryius Thomas has a cap charge of just over $12 million for the 2018 season while Emmanuel Sanders is set to count just under $11 million, leading to discussion about parting ways with one of them to create cap space as they search for a quarterback. Sanders would save more money as a pre-June 1 cut, but the team may not be dispatching either one.

After Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post tweeted that it wouldn’t make much sense to get rid of good receivers if you’re planning to bring in a veteran quarterback, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that the “belief” is that both players are safe with that quarterback pursuit in mind.

The Broncos would realize more cap savings by releasing cornerback Aqib Talib than they would by moving on without either receiver and there’s been talk about that move being part of their plans as they set the table for the start of the 2018 league year.

4 responses to “Report: “Belief” is Broncos will keep Emmanuel Sanders, Demaryius Thomas

  1. As we have seen in the past the salary cap is not an issue for the Broncos organization. They will simply pay some guys under the table to maintain their obligations to the cap.

    Nothing new here.

  2. nhpats says:
    February 14, 2018 at 1:33 pm
    As we have seen in the past the salary cap is not an issue for the Broncos organization. They will simply pay some guys under the table to maintain their obligations to the cap.

    Nothing new here.
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    another pats’ fan living in the past – it’s pretty disingenuous for fans of an organization that has been found guilty of their own indiscretions to be calling out anyone.

  3. Demaryius has looked disinterested the past couple of seasons. His focus and big play ability seems to be wavering. Much of it is probably attributed to poor qb play and never being used in the redzone. If you had to part with one of them, I’m not real sure which one I would want to get rid of.

  4. CB is far more valuable than WR. Talib may be a piece of crap as a person but he is still a top CB. Sanders is excellent, DT is hit or miss depending on how many passes he drops. If someone has to go, let it be DT

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