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The Broncos Have Traded Wide Receiver Emmanuel Sanders

Emmanuel Sanders on the field before a Broncos' game.

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 17: Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders #10 of the Denver Broncos stands on the field before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Empower Field at Mile High on October 17, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Early Tuesday morning, the New England Patriots shipped a second-round pick to the Atlanta Falcons for wide receiver Mohamed Sanu.

Just a few hours later, another top wide receiver is on the move.

According to a report from Adam Schefter, the Denver Broncos traded wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to the San Francisco 49ers. Denver shipped Sanders and a fifth-round pick to the 49ers for a third and fourth-round pick, according to the report.

Here's the news from Schefter.

Earlier this week, Schefter reported that teams had begun reaching out to the Broncos in the hopes of acquiring Sanders. He was one of the hottest names on the trade market and drew interest from the Patriots, Green Bay Packers and others before the 49ers stepped up.

Sanders immediately adds a veteran weapon for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers offense. Although he suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during the 2018 season, Sanders showed he still has enough burst to compete at the highest level.

Despite playing on a struggling Broncos offense, Sanders was second on the team in receiving with 367 yards on 30 receptions - two of which went for a touchdown.

He moves from a 2-5 organization in the midst of a rebuild to a 6-0 team with Super Bowl aspirations.