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3 Most Likely Emmanuel Sanders Free Agent Destinations

Jason Schandl
Emmanuel Sanders free agent destinations after being released by the Saints.
Emmanuel Sanders free agent destinations after being released by the Saints. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

In what promises to be one of many salary-saving cuts, the New Orleans Saints have released veteran wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

Health has been an issue for Sanders, but the 33-year-old can clearly still ball, averaging at least 50.0 yards per game in each of the last two seasons.

The 11-year vet has plenty to offer a contender, and these are his three most likely landing spots in free agency.

Emmanuel Sanders Free Agent Destinations

1. Green Bay Packers

Always linked to big-name wide receiver, the Green Bay Packers clearly don't like to make a splash at the position. Emmanuel Sanders is just the kind of low-key addition that they could consider, however. The Packers rank bottom-10 in salary cap space, but Sanders shouldn't cost much to bring in on a short-term deal — especially if he's interested in playing for a contender.

2. Tennessee Titans

Corey Davis is set to become a free agent, and the former top-five pick may have priced himself out of the Titans' range by having a breakout with 70.3 yards per game in 2020. Sanders isn't the downfield threat that Davis proved to be, but the Titans also lost slot receiver Adam Humphries this offseason, so Sanders would be a nice, versatile threat.

3. Pittsburgh Steelers

Sanders didn't truly break out until he left the Pittsburgh Steelers, but a twilight-years reunion would make a lot of sense. The Steelers will be in win-now mode for as long as Ben Roethlisberger is under center, and with JuJu Smith-Schuster possibly on the way out, wide receiver depth could be an issue. The receiver room in Pittsburgh is also very young, led by Chase Claypool, Diontae Johnson and James Washington, and a veteran presence could really help this offense gel.

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