Emmanuel Sanders Suffers Torn Achilles, Out For Season | Def Pen
Emmanuel Sanders
Emmanuel Sanders (Dustin Bradford/Getty Images North America)

The Denver Broncos have lost wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders for the season with a torn Achilles. Sanders was running routes unopposed in practice when he went down and was helped off the field. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the injury on Twitter earlier today.

Schefter also described how the Sanders went down in practice.

The Broncos confirmed the injury after Sanders had an MRI after practice.

In response to losing Sanders, the Broncos claimed former Bills wide receiver, Andre Holmes.

The Broncos currently sit at 6-6 and with an easy schedule coming up they were looking to make a run at the wildcard in the playoffs. Emmanuel Sanders has 868 yards on 71 receptions with four touchdowns this season. He led a receiving core that traded away Demaryius Thomas to the Texans earlier this season.

That depth will now be missed as they begin to close out the season with a receiving group that, even with the addition of Holmes, lacks top-end talent. If the Broncos want to keep pace in the AFC wildcard race, wide receiver Courtland Sutton and tight end Jeff Heuerman will have to step up and become viable weapons for quarterback Case Keenum.

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