DENVER (CBS4) – For the first time since last December, the Broncos will return to Broncos Stadium at Mile High to host the San Francisco 49ers at 6 p.m. And a familiar face will join the Broncos in uniform.
Emmanuel Sanders will play Monday night in his first game back since tearing his Achilles in practice last December. Sanders tweeted, “I made it thru my storm and test now tonight I take the field with my teammates again. I’m back stronger and better.”
Glory to God.. I made it thru my storm and test now tonight I take the field with my teammates again. I’m back stronger and better. Thank you @uchealth for doing such an amazing job on my surgeries. You guys are the best in the world in my opinion. #Letsgo pic.twitter.com/D7ZDqtGGs8
— Emmanuel Sanders (@ESanders_10) August 19, 2019
According to ESPN, Sanders will be introduced with the Broncos starters, run out the tunnel and be on the field for the first snap on offense.
Sanders reemergence in the lineup is a great addition to the Broncos passing game. Last year, he led Denver with 71 receptions for 868 receiving yards and four touchdowns. Sanders’ veteran leadership is welcomed with the Broncos young wide receiving core.
“I haven’t been here long with Emmanuel, but you can see really quickly and very easily that he’s a great leader,” Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco said on Friday. “Especially to those guys in that huddle. I think those guys play a highly emotional position and I think he does a good job managing those things.”
The Broncos will be seeing the field a lot in the next two weeks, as they will play their final three preseason games in 11 days.