Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was among three Denver players wearing street clothes today during joint practices with the 49ers as he continued to nurse a hamstring injury, Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post reports.
Sanders was injured Aug. 6 and sat out the first two preseason games.
When the Broncos returned from the first game at Seattle, coach Gary Kubiak said the team would alter the rehabilitation plan for Sanders as he continued to experience soreness.
Sanders still is sidelined, a week later, but Kubiak is hopeful Sanders will be able to do some light work before Saturday’s game against the 49ers.
Quarterback Peyton Manning always has valued practice time with his starting receivers, but understands the nature of the injury and Sanders’ eagerness to get back on the field.
“Injuries are always a frustrating thing,” Manning said. “They’re a part of football. Emmanuel’s a competitive guy that wants to be out there and wants to have a great year to help our team this year. Obviously when he’s healthy, I know he’ll be out there and I know he’ll be ready to go.”
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