Broncos Sign WR Emmanuel Sanders

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0  Updated at 2:35 am, March 17th, 2014 By: ABC Digital
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Wesley Hitt/Getty Images(DENVER, Colo.) — The Denver Broncos continued their torrid offseason spending on Sunday, signing free-agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. The deal is expected to net the wide out $18 million over three years.

The four-year player spent the first part of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers and finished with a career best 67 catches, 740 receiving yards and six touchdowns in 2013. A versatile player, Sanders can line up in the slot or outside.

Sanders joins a pass-happy offense that led the league in scoring en route to a berth in the Super Bowl.

“I knew with Peyton Manning, Demaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas and Wes Welker and (Andre) Caldwell…I would fit with these guys very well,” said Sanders at his introductory press conference.

The deal also comes as a bit of a birthday gift for Sanders who turns 27 on St. Patrick’s Day. Sanders earned a trip to the Super Bowl in his rookie season of 2010 with the Steelers, but broke his foot in a loss to Green Bay.

The wide receiver is just the latest in a Denver spending spree that includes signing DL DeMarcus Ware, CB Aqib Talib and WR T.J. Ward.

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