Up Next for Emmanuel Sanders: 49ers

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Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders isn’t playing around this free agency period.

After visiting the Jaguars Wednesday, he headed over to Tampa, then traveled to Kansas City Friday. His next destination — San Francisco.

Aside from racking up some serious frequent flyer miles, the 26-year-old slot receiver possessing 4.40 speed is weighing his options carefully.

Sanders started 10 games for the Steelers last season, catching 67 passes for a career-high 740 receiving yards and six touchdowns. He also averaged 26.8 yards on 10 kickoff returns, with a 24.78 career average.

Over the course of his career, he’s seen action in 56 games, catching 161 passes on 278 targets for 2,030 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns.

Last season, he made $2.5 million. With the Bucs still having roughly $8 – $12 million in cap space (likely in the $10 – $12 million range), it’s still doable to sign him or someone of his caliber.

Is there still interest? He left Tampa without a deal in-hand, and the Bucs have not addressed wide receiver yet this free agency period.

Tampa Bay did host Ted Ginn Jr., who instead signed a three-year deal with the Cardinals Thursday.

 

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