Emmanuel Sanders set career highs in receptions (67), receiving yards (740) and touchdowns (six) in 16 games last season.
Englewood, CO (SportsNetwork.com) -
The Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with former Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders on a three-year contract, pending a physical.
Sanders' journey to the Broncos was interesting. According to NFL.com, Sanders' agent, Steve Weinberg, is accused of reaching an agreement with the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, then shopping around that agreed-to offer. Sanders also visited the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Sanders set career highs in receptions (67), receiving yards (740) and touchdowns (six) in 16 games last season, his fourth with the Steelers.
The Broncos lost Eric Decker in free agency to the New York Jets.
McCarron is ready for the next step
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
It may have been a year or two late but the Maxwell Football Club honored Alabama's AJ McCarron as the collegiate player of the year on Friday at the Revel Resort.
The soon-to-be NFL quarterback was awarded the 77th annual Maxwell Award even though he and the Crimson Tide followed up back-to-back national championships with a uncharacteristic two-loss campaign in 2013, a monster season for most programs but certainly a disappointment for Nick Saban's SEC powerhouse.
You can probably call this latest piece of hardware a lifetime achievement award for McCarron, who finished his college career with a gaudy 36-4 record as the starter at Alabama and almost earned a third consecutive national title before the Tide stumbled with consecutive losses after an 11-0 start.