Oct 27, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (88) scores a touchdown on a pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) during the fourth quarter of the game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. The Oakland Raiders defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-18. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

The Emmanuel Sanders Mystery Continues


Where is Emmanuel Sanders going to play next season? Well your guess is as a good as anybody’s.

Sanders is on his way to San Francisco to visit with his fourth team of the off-season, which on the surface wouldn’t bode well for Kansas City’s chances of signing him. However things are a little bit more complicated than that.

Before he left Kansas City his Twitter account posted this video saying good-bye to his fans in Pittsburgh.

The timing of the video would seem to suggest he has an agreement with Kansas City, or at the very least he has an agreement with someone. Since he has not met with San Francisco yet it would appear the 49ers are on the outside looking in.

Then again those assumptions could be wrong based on this report Matt Maiocco out of San Francisco.

With an estimated $3.5 million in salary-cap space, the 49ers are expected to meet on Sunday with Pittsburgh Steelers free-agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

San Francisco seems desperate to add another proven receiver next to Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin. After missing out of Julian Edelman, Sanders is the 49ers last shot at landing a proven receiver via free agency. This would not seem to bode well for the Chiefs.

Two things to consider here: Neither the Chiefs or the 49ers have much cap room to work with. In fact the 49ers have only $3.5 million in remaining space.  If the question is money then Kansas City will have fewer hurdles to jump to give Sanders what he is looking for.

Also, this screams “I’m going to meet with everyone and then make my decision afterwords” on Sanders part. The timing of his good-bye video would seem to indicate he’s leaving for Kansas City unless the 49ers provide a better opportunity or offer.

But that’s a lot of reading into circumstantial evidence. What does seem clear is we are going to have an answer on Sanders soon.

Tags: 2014 NFL Free Agency Emmanuel Sanders Rumors

  • Matt Youngberg

    And the wait continues……

  • Brian Martasin

    He has screws in his feet and won’t come cheap, I would be happy if KC passed on him.

    • Stacy D. Smith

      He’s played in 16 games for two straight seasons. I’m not sure the screws are a big deal.

  • tm1946

    To me, it means the Chiefs are still in the running for his services, a good thing.

  • Roger Mihalko

    I would pass if I was dorsey, and move on to someone else. Im sure the Chiefs Talking to Sanders didnt exactly give Avery a warm fuzzy.

    I’m not sure Avant would be any better, so I guess just keep looking about and see.
    He is going to talk to the Patriots, but I think the CHiefs could get a one year “prove it” type contract from Kenny Britt.

    Might be a few others out there under the radar, have to look more myself.

  • Rich Cooper

    Schefter just tweeted he’s going to sign with Denver

    • gonzangkc1

      Yep, I live in Denver and just heard on the local news that this MIGHT be true. I’m a hard core Chiefs fan. So…all I hear is Salary Cap issues Chiefs have & How many IMPACT free agents have Bronco signed this year? AGAIN, CHIEFS FRONT OFFICE. COME ON, sell the vision of the Chiefs. Dorsey, you are telling me John Elway is a better GM, he has like 3 years of GM experience? Elway sells the VISION of the Broncos. Regardless if it’s a year or 2 year vision. For the people that are waiting for Manning to retire. After Elway retired how many times have Chiefs won a Playoff game? ZERO. Which team has been more competitive? *sigh* – Dorsey hope you kept the phone # for D. Avery or J. Avant — #4 WR that will be #2 WR in KC *ridiculous* Please sign a TRUE #2 – if you can’t sign Saunders. Call & Sell the Vision to James Jones.

      • gonzangkc1

        *ridiculous* John Elway sold the Bronco Vision on The Phone while Sanders was in KC for 36 hours. Again, on the Phone. Call & Sell the Vision to James Jones.

  • Larry Devore

    douchebag agent. now I know why he only has 2 clients.