Broncos strike three-year deal worth up to $18 million with Emmanuel Sanders

The Denver Broncos have struck a three-year contract with a maximum value of $18 miillion with former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, according to a league source.

The deal includes $6 million guaranteed. The contract has a base value of $15 million with 40 percent guaranteed and has an escalator clause that can boost the total value to $18 million, according to a source.

The team said the deal is pending a physical.

The Broncos beat out the Kansas City Chiefs for Sanders, who visited Kansas City on Saturday, cancelled a scheduled visit with the San Francisco 49ers and also visited the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Chiefs are upset about losing Sanders and believe they had a verbal agreement with Sanders' agent, Steve Weinberg, according to NFL Network.

Sanders is a versatile slot wide receiver who can also line up outside and has return skills.

Last season, Sanders caught a career-high 67 passes for 740 yards and six touchdowns.

The former SMU standout has caught 161 career passes for 2,030 yards and 11 touchdowns in four NFL seasons.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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