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Sanders (quad) did not practice Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.

On the plus side, Sanders, who has not practiced since last Thursday and didn't play Sunday against the 49ers, was able to do some work with the team's strength and conditioning coaches off to the side on Wednesday. "We're just getting that quad back to 100 percent," coach John Fox noted. The wideout's status for Saturday's game against the Texans is thus cloudy, though there is nothing to indicate that Sanders' injury will linger into the regular season.

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Sanders (thigh) will not play in Sunday's preseason game versus the 49ers, ESPN.com reports.

Sanders missed Friday's practice with a thigh ailment, which comes after he sat out a few practices at the beginning of this week with a quadriceps injury. Following last week's zero target debut with the Broncos, Sunday represented a fresh opportunity for Sanders to improve his rapport with quarterback Peyton Manning in a game setting. Now, with Sanders ruled out, he'll have to wait another week to make his first catch as a Bronco.

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Sanders (quadriceps) returned to practice Tuesday, the Denver Post reports.

Sanders was handed the Broncos' past couple practices off to rest his quad and also attend to a personal matter. According to Tuesday's report, it appears the wideout has put both issues behind him, enabling Sanders to return to practice. In advance of Sunday's second preseason game, expect Sanders to build on his understanding of the Broncos' offense, which could result in more playing time, especially after Sanders wasn't targeted in Denver's exhibition opener.

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Although Sanders was excused from Saturday's practice due to personal reasons, he wouldn't have participated, if present, as a result of an injured quad, Lindsey Jones of USA Today reports.

After one preseason outing, Sanders hasn't been targeted yet by Peyton Manning, but as the replacement for Eric Decker, Sanders should have little issue acclimating to his new climes. However, he may be limited in the short term with the aforementioned ailment.

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Sanders (undisclosed) didn't partake in practice Saturday, Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports.

With one preseason contest under his belt, Sanders has yet to be targeted by Peyton Manning in an actual game, but the versatile wideout will be utilized plenty once the regular season commences. Sanders' status as the third wide receiver shouldn't stop him from wrangling 100-plus targets, which he accomplished for the first time last year with his former squad, the Steelers.

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ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold says the Broncos "were right" about their evaluation and scheme fit for Emmanuel Sanders.

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Broncos GM John Elway talked up Emmanuel Sanders' versatility and move-ability when explaining when Denver targeted him in free agency.

Sanders primarily played Z and slot receiver in Pittsburgh. He'll likely focus on "Z" in Denver, and slot when Wes Welker moves on. "He can play anywhere," Elway said of Sanders. "He can play inside, he can be outside. He's explosive. Great separation skills. He can do it all." Sanders is a virtual lock for WR3 value, and could push for WR2 numbers with Peyton Manning at the helm.

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Front office executives around the NFL are reportedly "fuming and crying foul" over Emmanuel Sanders' decision to sign with the Broncos.

It has nothing to do with the Broncos, but everything to do with Sanders and his agent. Sanders reportedly agreed to terms with the Chiefs earlier in the week before his agent took that offer to Tampa Bay and engaged in talks with the Bucs. The 49ers had a visit set up with Sanders before he and his agent blew it off. "This was one of the worst situations in modern football negotiations," one executive said. Another said Sanders' agent, Steve Weinberg, broke "every rule in negotiations." What Weinberg did isn't against the rules, but it's commonly accepted that once sides agree with a handshake or in writing, the deal is set. Weinberg has two clients currently in the NFL.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Broncos are expected to sign free agent Emmanuel Sanders.

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The Steelers haven't ruled out the possibility of re-signing free agent Emmanuel Sanders.

Sanders remains unlikely to return, but it's possible medical concerns could lead him back to Pittsburgh at the right price. ESPN.com's Scott Brown believes Sanders may have to settle for a short-term deal with little guaranteed money after playing through a foot injury last season. Sanders is reportedly seeking a contract in the range of Golden Tate's five-year, $31 million deal.