Broncos' Emmanuel Sanders progressing, but may miss rest of preseason games

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos have said for the past two weeks they were going to take the safety-first approach with wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

As a result Sanders, who has been held out of practice since he suffered some hamstring soreness after warming up before the preseason opener in Seattle on Aug. 14 , may not play, as a precaution, for the remainder of the preseason. The Broncos open the regular season Sept. 13 against the Baltimore Ravens.

“The expectations are for him to maybe be on the field [for practice] by the end of the week or beginning of next week,’’ Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said. “We have good news on him and we’re doing everything we can to get him ready for our opening weekend, basically.’’

Both Kubiak and Sanders have said the receiver is on track to play in the opener.

The bulk of the Broncos' starters are expected to get their final work in preseason games Saturday night against the San Francisco 49ers. The Broncos’ preseason finale is Sept. 3 against the Arizona Cardinals and most, if not all, of their starters are expected to get the night off.

Rosters league-wide must be trimmed to 53 players on Sept. 5.