ENGLEWOOD—Contracts talks with Von Miller have broken off.
The Denver Broncos never stop conducting business. The team is now engaged in contract extension negotiations with receiver Emmanuel Sanders and inside linebacker Brandon Marshall.
The Broncos sent Sanders a contract proposal last week and agent Todd France recently sent back a counter.
“Obviously, my heart is in Denver, this city has been so good to me beyond what I can explain,” Sanders told 9NEWS’ Rod Mackey. “From the Broncos Huddle, being with you, to going out and seeing in my first year having so many jerseys, and having so many fans out here in this market. It’s just great to me.
“Who knows what’s going to happen with the contract situation. I want to retire a Bronco. I think everyone wants to know, but it’s all about being able to say, ‘I’m getting paid what I put out.’’
After four seasons with Pittsburgh where he averaged 40 catches, 508 yards and 3 touchdowns a year, Sanders in his two years with the Broncos has averaged 89 catches, 1,270 yards and 8 touchdowns.
He is making $5.6 million this season in the final year of his three-year contract.
“I don’t want to go anywhere,” Sanders said. “I’ve expressed that to (general manager John) Elway. It’s all about just getting the right number. I pray that they do come to the right number. I think I’ve given my heart to this city. I’ve never left anything on the field.’’
The Broncos are further along in contract negotiations with Marshall, in part because he has a deadline of Wednesday. A restricted free agent who received a second-round, $2.553 million tender, Marshall has yet to sign.
If he doesn’t sign by Wednesday, Marshall’s deal could be reduced to a 10 percent raise from the $585,000 salary he made last season, although the Broncos would probably re-up him for the $2.553 million.