Emmanuel Sanders won’t place himself on a schedule, but the Denver Broncos receiver is eyeing being ready for the beginning of the regular season.
Sanders advised Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic on Monday being ready for Week 1″feels realistic,” but won’t place a definite timetable on his recovery from an Achilles injury.
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The 32-year-old receiver popped his Achilles on Dec. 5. Sanders posted a movie for the speed of his rehab a fantastic indication, in early June running routes.
The Broncos are likely to ease their No. 1 receiver back into things slowly when training camp opens July 17, and we might not see Sanders whatsoever during the preseason.
Sanders being ready would be a boon for quarterback Joe Flacco. Last year, the Broncos offense struggled without the receiver. Having a new offense, a new QB, a revamped O-line and climbing young receivers in Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton, the hope is Denver could defy an abbreviated absence if Sanders misses the start of the season or is not prepared for a complete workload in the opener.
After he is healthy, Sanders told Jhabvala.
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