Broncos will hold Emmanuel Sanders out of practice 'couple more days'

Emmanuel Sanders (hamstring) is being hold out for precautionary reasons. AP Photo/AJ Mast

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – The Denver Broncos have decided wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders’ hamstring needs a couple more days to heal.

Sanders has been limited over the last two weeks with the injury. He did not play in Friday night’s preseason opener in Seattle and did not practice Monday.

The Broncos say they are not concerned about the injury when it comes to impacting Sanders’ ability to be full speed at the start of the regular season, but they want to err on the side of caution.

“The biggest thing with Emmanuel, he worked out before the game in Seattle, he worked out good, there continues to be some soreness after a workout,’’ Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said. “So, we’re going to take a little different plan with him this week. We’re going to give him a couple more days.’’

Following practice Sanders said he felt “really good, just getting it right.’’

Also Monday, reserve tackle Charles Sweeton dislocated a finger and did not finish the workout. Cornerback Tony Carter left practice with some hamstring soreness.

Nose tackle Marvin Austin Jr. (groin) and linebacker Lerentee McCray (groin) did not practice. Austin has not practiced since Aug. 3 and rookie Darius Kilgo has been working as the backup nose tackle, behind Sylvester Williams, in Austin’s absence.