Report: Saints release WR Emmanuel Sanders

Report: Saints release WR Emmanuel Sanders
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (17) runs in the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) (Source: Butch Dill)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Saints are releasing veteran wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Sanders spent just one season with the club and played well. He finished the season with 61 receptions and five touchdowns.

However, Sanders carried a $10 million cap hit and with the reduced salary cap in 2021, the Saints needed the cap space. The team will save about $4 million with Sanders’ release.

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