Broncos Will Pick up Options on WR Emmanuel Sanders and DE Derek Wolfe

Emmanuel Sanders with Broncos in 2018. Photo by Scott D Stivason/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and defensive end Derek Wolfe will remain with the Denver Broncos for at least one more year. Broncos’ general manager John Elway told reporters on Wednesday that the team plans to pick up options for 2019 on both Sanders and Wolfe’s contract.

By keeping Emmanuel Sanders on the roster, Denver is betting that the 31-year-old will completely recover from the ACL tear he suffered last season. Sanders played 12 games in 2018, during which he had 71 receptions for 868 receiving yards and four touchdowns. He is set to earn $10.15 million this year.

“I love the way Emmanuel Sanders plays the game,” – said Elway of Sanders according to the Denver Post. “I love his heart. I love his competitiveness. He would be a great asset for us. But the question is how he is going to come off that Achilles at 31 years old? We’ll be in the process in figuring that out.”

Derek Wolfe played all 16 games last season, and ended the year with 43 tackles, 1.5 sacks, six passes defended and one interception. Wolfe, who was Broncos’ 36th overall pick in 2012, will make $8 million in 2019.