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New Orleans Saints agree to deal with veteran WR Emmanuel Sanders

After winning a Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos catching passes from Peyton Manning and a short stint with the San Francisco 49ers which resulted in a Super Bowl appearance in February, veteran wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Saints, according to ESPN.


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Veteran wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has agreed to a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, he told ESPN’s Josina Anderson and Ed Werder.

The Saints are a team that has been on the cusp of heading to the Super Bowl for the last few seasons. They have been a dark horse with superstar quarterback Drew Brees under center. However, New Orleans has come up short in consecutive seasons. The Colts may have felt they needed more firepower in the receiving corps alongside arguably the best wideout in the NFL in Mike Thomas.

Last season, Sanders played seven games with the Broncos before being traded to the 49ers for the final 10 games of the regular season and the long playoff run that followed. In the 17 regular-season games he played for Denver and San Francisco, the veteran wideout caught 66 passes for 869 yards and five touchdowns.


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In three games during the playoffs with the 49ers, Sanders hauled in only five receptions for 71 yards and failed to reach the end zone.

It’ll be interesting to see if Sanders can make an impact in New Orleans and help take the pressure off Thomas downfield. If he can, the Saints will have a dangerous passing attack once again and the Saints might be a force to be reckoned with once again.

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