The Buffalo Bills and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders reached agreement on a one-year, $6 million deal that includes another $500,000 in incentives, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday.
The New Orleans Saints released Sanders in March as they scrambled to get under the salary cap. He had been scheduled to make $8 million, with $2 million guaranteed, in 2021.
Sanders, 33, caught 61 passes for 726 yards and five touchdowns in 14 regular-season games last season. He caught another eight passes for 51 yards in the playoffs.
The 5-foot-11, 180-pounder has a total of 662 catches for 8,619 yards and 47 touchdowns in an 11-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers and the Saints.
He has been selected to two Pro Bowls and has appeared in three Super Bowls — winning a title with the 2015 Broncos.
Later Tuesday, the Bills traded tight end Lee Smith to the Atlanta Falcons for a 2022 late-round pick, a league source told Schefter. Smith, 33, made his four catches last season count, scoring two touchdowns and totaling 35 yards.
Smith was a fifth-round draft pick of the New England Patriots in 2011 out of Marshall.
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