|Date of Birth||3/17/1987|
|Height, Weight||5'11", 180 lbs|
|Drafted||2010 - Rd 3|
Sanders (ribs) has been ruled out for the remainder of Monday's contest against the Seahawks.
Sanders retreated to the locker room after being shaken up in the second quarter of Monday's contest. Before he exited, Sanders recorded two receptions for 24 yards. Without their top wideout, the 49ers will have to rely on Deebo Samuel, Dante Pettis, Kendrick Bourne and company for the remainder of the night. Look for an update on Sanders to come when the team resumes practice later this week.
Sanders (rib) is questionable to return to Monday's game against the Seahawks.
Sanders left the game in the second quarter after he was shaken up making a catch. He headed to the locker room to receive additional treatment from the medical staff. As long as the veteran is sidelined, look for Dante Pettis and Kendrick Bourne to see an increase in snaps.
Sanders secured seven of nine targets for 112 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers' 28-25 win over the Cardinals on Thursday.
Sanders paced the 49ers in receptions, receiving yardage and targets, also securing his second touchdown reception in as many games as a member of his new team. The 32-year-old appears to have quickly developed a rapport with Jimmy Garoppolo after seeing his production suffer while in the Broncos' lackluster attack earlier in the campaign. He'll now have some extra time to immerse himself in the Niners' playbook before a Week 10 matchup against the Seahawks a week from Monday.
Sanders caught four of five targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 51-13 rout of the Panthers.
He opened the scoring midway through the first quarter, catching a four-yard TD pass, but Sanders wasn't heavily involved after that as the Niners were able to keep the ball on the ground for the most part. The veteran receiver is expected to emerge as one of Jimmy Garoppolo's top options once he acclimates to a new scheme, but that may not result in much more volume given the team's run-heavy offense -- Sanders' five targets in this one led all San Francisco wideouts.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday that Sanders is "going to play ... a lot" Sunday against the Panthers, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Shipped from Denver to San Francisco on Tuesday, Sanders has been in the 49ers' program for just three days, but Shanahan is confident the veteran wide receiver will be a significant part of the offense right away. Sanders may be helped by the fact that Marquise Goodwin (personal) is questionable to play, while Dante Pettis (knee) and Deebo Samuel (groin) will be available but dealt with health concerns this week. Whatever the case, Sanders figures to be part of the game plan.