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  • Sanders' Injury

    Is his injury serious? Could he have returned to the game? Curious how or why he didn't come back if he could have

  • #2
    Him not coming back and it being a knee injury does not bode well. I would imagine they are waiting on tests to know for sure before announcing it.

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    • #3
      ESPN’s Jeff Legwold reported Sanders aggravated knee injury from practice earlier in the week:

      https://www.espn.com/nfl/game?gameId=401128129

      Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders did not play in the second half of Denver's win over the Tennessee Titans because of a knee injury, though all indications, barring something unexpected when he gets treatment with the team's medical staff Monday morning, were that he might be able to play Thursday night against the Kansas City Chiefs.

      Sanders had played throughout the first half of the game and was the target on an incomplete pass from Joe Flacco with only 26 seconds left to play in the first half.

      Sanders had one catch for no gain in the half and did not return to the game after halftime.

      After Sunday's game Broncos coach Vic Fangio said: "I don't know any details yet, all I was told was he hurt his knee a little bit and he wouldn't be returning [to the game]. That's all I've got.''

      Sanders had been limited because of the injury in practice this past week on Wednesday and Friday, but had practiced fully on Thursday.

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      • #4
        Not saying sanders is done but if he is, does this make activating Tim Patrick over Drew Lock a priority?

        I think they’d need to activate lock, Patrick and Riddick if possible even if Lock doesn’t play this season because we still need a backup behind Brandon Allen if Flacco does down.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sam_Z View Post
          Not saying sanders is done but if he is, does this make activating Tim Patrick over Drew Lock a priority?

          I think they’d need to activate lock, Patrick and Riddick if possible even if Lock doesn’t play this season because we still need a backup behind Brandon Allen if Flacco does down.
          I see Sanders being a trade target so Patrick should be activated regardless. Imo, there is no need for Riddick since we don't even use Booker what's the point ???

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          • #6
            Bring Lock and Patrick back . This is the move that should be done.

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            • #7
              I think Patrick has to come back with his ability to contribute to the offense and ST’s.

              Lock or Riddick is a tough one to me. Many feel that lock coming back is a no brained but Riddick can contribute to the offense, he is a great receiving back and we could use him as a slot guy. He runs great routes and Flacco could use a veteran to lean on.

              Don’t get me wrong I can’t wait for Lock to take over and be our guy for the next 15 years, I just don’t think right now is the time.
              Once we get to where our offensive philosophy is worked out, we have all weapons in place and an oline that can give him time, we will move to the more physically talented qb like KC did with Mahomes to Smith.
              This year we should red shirt Lock and let him learn visually and fully rehab that ligament in his thumb.
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              • #8
                Were not utilizing all the rbs we have now. Riddick wont help at all.

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                • #9
                  If Lock is ready, then you have to bring him off of IR. Any other decision would be foolish and detrimental to his development, even if all he does is practice through the rest of the season.

                  So with that, and if Sanders winds up being out for an indefinite period of time, you'll have to bring back Tim Patrick, meaning Butt and Riddick are the odd men out.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sam_Z View Post
                    Not saying sanders is done but if he is, does this make activating Tim Patrick over Drew Lock a priority?

                    I think they’d need to activate lock, Patrick and Riddick if possible even if Lock doesn’t play this season because we still need a backup behind Brandon Allen if Flacco does down.
                    I'd like to see big Winfree play
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by dizzolve View Post
                      I'd like to see big Winfree play
                      I would as well!

                      Anyway it appears that Sanders will be healthy enough to play this week against KC!
                      https://www.google.com/amp/s/broncoswire.usatoday.com/2019/10/14/denver-broncos-news-emmanuel-sanders-injury-not-believed-to-be-serious/amp/
                      Last edited by Sam_Z; 10-14-2019, 12:35 PM.
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                      • #12
                        Sanders is probably one of the most resilient players on our team. I don't see this keeping him down for more than a game, if at that at all.
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                        • #13
                          https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/fo...l-go-thursday/
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                          • #14
                            Old article

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by orange crush75 View Post
                              Were not utilizing all the rbs we have now. Riddick wont help at all.
                              Totally agree. And honesty, I didn't understand the signing to begin with. I mean who was he pushing, Booker? Other than injury to ST, Booker isn't seeing the field and he's an inexpensive young backup. So what was the need to "push" him for? Between Lindsay, Freeman, and Jano that's a heavy 1-2-3 punch right there. And if there's an injury to any of them, I'd rather dust CJ off the shelf than go with Riddick if having a vet is such a must. Riddick is a complete non-value guy.
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