Well, that answers that.
Responding to a tweet from 104.3 The Fan, Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders bluntly stated that he will not rework his contract this offseason, a move that could have secured his tenuous roster spot.
"it ain’t happening.. no way Jose.." Sanders tweeted.
Entering his age-32 campaign, Sanders is due to count $12.937 million against the salary cap for 2019, the final year of his current deal. He's due to collect $10.150 million in non-guaranteed base salary.
Releasing Sanders — currently the team's third-most expensive player whom they signed in 2014, then extended in 2016 — would save the Broncos $10.250 million, leaving behind $2.687 million in dead money. The totals remain the same if they were to trade him, unlikely as that may be coming off a torn Achilles' tendon.
Per Spotrac.com, the Broncos must exercise Sanders' 2019 contract year by Wednesday, March 13, the start of the new league year. Doing so would trigger $1.5 million guaranteed.