FILE PHOTO: Oct 18, 2018; Glendale, AZ, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) throws for a touchdown during the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports – 11466331
The Denver Broncos exercised the contract options of top receiver Emmanuel Sanders and cornerback Chris Harris on Monday, according to multiple reports.
Sanders will be back for a sixth season with the club and Harris will be entering his ninth.
Speaking to reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis last month, Broncos general manager John Elway said the team would pick up the option for Sanders.
The two-time Pro Bowl selection is entering the final year of a four-year, $38.6 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed at signing. Sanders will earn a base salary of $10.25 million in 2019, per Spotrac, with the option now guaranteeing $1.5 million of that salary.
The Broncos picked up the $1 million option on Harris, who is due $7.9 million in his final year under contract. Harris, 29, played in 12 games last season, making 49 tackles and three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown. He has 19 career interceptions.
Sanders, who turns 32 on Sunday, tore his left Achilles tendon in a Dec. 5 practice. He finished the season with 71 catches for 868 yards and four touchdowns in 12 games. He also ran for a score and threw a TD pass.
He tweeted Sunday that he is recovering nicely from the injury.
“Stronger more confident everyday,” Sanders wrote. “Wayyy ahead of schedule according to the trainers.”
—Field Level Media