Hamstring injury continues to plague Emmanuel Sanders

AP

Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders has not played yet this preseason, and it appears that he won’t play at all.

The Broncos will be without Sanders in Saturday’s preseason game against the 49ers, the Denver Post reports. That almost certainly means he’s being shut down for the entire preseason, as starters who aren’t 100 percent healthy hardly ever play in the fourth and final preseason game.

Sanders hasn’t practiced in almost three weeks, so he’s likely going to be rusty whenever he’s ready to go. The good news, however, is that reports out of Denver have indicated the team still thinks Sanders will be ready to go by the Broncos’ regular-season opener on September 13.

Sanders arrived in Denver last season and had by far the best statistical season of his five-year career, catching 101 passes for 1,404 yards and nine touchdowns.