Emmanuel Sanders: I’ve got some reflecting to do, may retire

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Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders wrapped up his 12th NFL season with the Bills’ playoff loss to the Chiefs and he may not be back for a 13th tour of duty.

Sanders discussed his future with Colin Cowherd of Fox Sports on Thursday and said that he’s still mulling over whether or not it is time to hang up the cleats.

“I’ve got my son, he’s getting older,” Sanders said, via Nick Fierro of SI.com. “I’ve got a daughter getting older. And for the past three years, [I’ve] been traveling and moving from team to team, trying to win a Super Bowl. But I’ve got some reflecting I want to want to do and possibly retire. I don’t know yet. I’m just feeling it out. . . . After the [playoff loss] versus the Chiefs, you know, Josh Allen was like, `hey, let’s run it back.’ And I was like, `man, give me some time to reflect and see how I feel.'”

Sanders, who signed a one-year deal in Buffalo, had 42 catches for 626 yards and four touchdowns in 14 regular season games for the Bills. He had three catches for 52 yards and a touchdown in the team’s two playoff games.

The 2010 Steelers third-round pick has also played for the Broncos, 49ers, and Saints. He has 704 catches for 9,245 yards and 51 touchdowns.

8 responses to “Emmanuel Sanders: I’ve got some reflecting to do, may retire

  1. He certainly didn’t help my fantasy team any this year lol. Kudos to him for taking time to step back and evaluate what’s important to him and his family.

  2. The NFL should hire guys like Sanders to give the rookie class a speech. Twelve years in the league is really impressive. He’s got the pension, he’s made a bunch of money. If he’s saved a decent chunk then it becomes time to spend as much time with your kids. Either way, he’s lowkey been a very likeable guy. Consummate professional compared to the average wide receiver

  3. the bills should be looking at davis and mckenzie to step up into bigger roles next year. if sanders is willing to take a more of a back seat then buffalo should sign him again.

  4. Legend. Whitworth was possibly the toughest player on the Bengals and the kindest. Huge reason the team went to the playoffs for five straight years.

  5. Only 3 catches in 2 playoff games? Yeah it’s worth thinking about greener pastures perhaps.

  6. Sorry to tell him but Davis has already taken his spot. Great talent. ***** If Sanders wants to still play go to a team as a player- coach…..Eagles could sure use him to teach Reager and JJA how to CATCH a football!

  7. If someone is willing to pay you the league minimum for a 12 year vet (over a million dollars) you really should consider sticking around. It takes the rest of us 10 to 25 years to make that kind of money!

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