Broncos vs. Texans: Five Broncos To Watch For Saturday Night

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Aug 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) comes out onto the field before the start of a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Seahawks 21-16. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Pegged as Eric Decker’s replacement, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has done a fabulous job in training camp and practice alike.

He’s seemingly been a perfect fit in Denver’s offense and has received nothing but glowing reviews. Quarterback Peyton Manning was enthused when talking about the opportunity to play with Sanders, per Jeff Legwold, ESPN Denver Broncos reporter.

"“Emmanuel has come in and worked really hard,” Manning said. “He is a guy that stays after practice every day, he is trying to improve his craft and he’s trying to help the young guys. … A veteran player with that kind of work ethic, I am excited about playing with him this year.’’"

Sanders is the Broncos’ Swiss Army Knife. He’ll beat you deep, reel in a pass or two over the middle and even play out of the slot.

The only real issue with all of this is that he hasn’t done much of anything in the Broncos’ first two preseason games. Sanders was held out of last Sunday’s matchup with the 49ers because of injury concerns and he didn’t have a single catch to his name Week One versus Seattle.

Fans are anxiously waiting to see what Sanders can do in the Broncos high-octane offense, an offense he called “wide receiver heaven”. Sanders hopes to play Saturday against the Texans.