San Diego Chargers
Name  Bob Sanders
Born  2/24/1981
Height  5-8
Weight  206
College  Iowa
9/28/2011 4:41:00 PM
Description: Chargers placed SS Bob Sanders (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.
Insight: Once a devastating tackler and defensive player of the year, his body has broken down due to his style of play. GM AJ Smith said, "It didn't work out for him or us, and we wish him the very best." He'll probably need to consider retirement.
3/4/2011 11:54:00 AM
Description: The Chargers and DB Bob Sanders have agreed to a one-year contract. SOURCE: TWITTER
Insight: The Chargers were never mentioned as having interest, so the signing comes as a surprise. Turner says Sanders is "healthy and he's excited about the opportunity." The deal is likely incentive-laden.
2/23/2011 2:04:00 PM
Description: According to former HC Tony Dungy, the Colts may get a chance to match any offer DB Bob Sanders gets in free agency. SOURCE: PRO FOOTBALL TALK
Insight: Sanders has gotten interest from the Jaguars and Bills, but hasn't received an official offer. Not one that we know about anyway. $5.5 million and a $500,000 workout bonus was Sanders' original 2011 salary, but the Colts could match any offer and still have it be much less than that. Sanders did pass his physical before being released.
2/21/2011 2:32:00 PM
Description: The Jaguars are bringing in free agent DB Bob Sanders for a visit Monday. SOURCE: TWITTER
Insight: Despite being injury riddled, Sanders would provide an instant boost to one of the worst secondaries in 2010. Free agents can sign with any team up until the day before the March 4th lockout.
2/18/2011 3:03:00 PM
Description: The Colts finally released their injury bug on Friday.
Insight: Oft-injured is a term easily attached to Sanders but nowhere near strong enough. If he weren't so good when healthy, he'd have been booted long ago. For much the same reason, some other team figures to give him another chance at a much more friendly cap number. Our money would be on Jacksonville. (
2/18/2011 3:03:00 PM
Description: The Colts have released DB Bob Sanders. SOURCE: TWITTER
Insight: The 2007 Defensive Player of the Year award winner has been heavily struck by the injury bug, having competed in just nine games over the past three seasons. A team is not going to have to cough up much if they want to try and revive Sanders' career. At just 5'8/206 pounds, his smallish stature and reckless tackling has made him a liability.
12/8/2010 7:14:00 PM
Description: The Indianapolis Colts have finally placed S Bob Sanders on season-ending IR.
Insight: Sanders has been sidelined since injuring his biceps in the 2010 regular season-opener. At 5-foot, 8-inches, Sanders was the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year in 2007. In his career he's played in more than six games in a season only twice... 2005 and 2007. Rookie cornerback David Pender has been signed off the team's practice squad to replace Sanders on the 53-man roster.
9/16/2010 12:05:00 AM
Description: Colts GM Bill Polian said on NFL Network Wednesday that he expects Sanders to return this season following surgery on a torn biceps tendon.
Insight: Polian's about the only one. This might be the final straw for Sanders' career. If so, it's both a shame and potential lesson for playing such a reckless style with a small body. (
9/15/2010 8:17:00 AM
Description: If a torn biceps tendon knocks Colts DB Bob Sanders out for the season, his career in Indianapolis is likely over. SOURCE: INDIANAPOLIS STAR
Insight: We had speculated this in a Tuesday headline. With Sanders set to make $5.5 million in 2011 and $7 million in 2012, there is no way the Colts are going to shell out that kind of money for a guy who hasn't been healthy for three-straight years now. There were early rumors Sanders was close to being cut this past offseason.
9/14/2010 4:15:00 PM
Description: Colts DB Bob Sanders is scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday to determine the severity of his torn biceps tendon. SOURCE: TWITTER
Insight: There is a good chance Sanders could be lost for the season, which could mean his days as a member of the Colts could be over. Sanders is one of the better safeties in the league, but he just can't stay healthy. Melvin Bullitt is expected to take his place and could be a serviceable replacement.
9/14/2010 9:37:00 AM
Description: After suffering an elbow injury against the Texans Sunday afternoon, Colts DB Bob Sanders was able to participate in a light workout Monday night. SOURCE: TWITTER
Insight: We had warned owners that while Sanders is a solid IDP option, he simply can't stay healthy anymore. We would be wary of starting him in Week Two even if he does play.
8/27/2010 11:05:00 AM
Description: Against the Packers Thursday night, Colts DB Bob Sanders (knee, shoulder, bicep) racked up five tackles and a forced fumble. SOURCE: INDY FOOTBALL REPORT
Insight: The bad news is that Sanders was still too willing to throw his body around, which is why he has been injury plagued the last couple seasons. He is still one of the better IDP options and hopefully he can stay healthy all season.
8/19/2010 6:08:00 PM
Description: After missing last weekend, Colts DB Bob Sanders is expected to play against the Bills Thursday night. SOURCE: TWITTER
Insight: Sanders is still recovering from a knee, shoulder and bicep injury, but it's a good sign that he will be back on the field so early. He's one of the best tacklers in the league when healthy, which hasn't been the case recently.
7/19/2010 8:02:00 PM
Description: The agent for Bob Sanders and the Colts both dispute a recent report that claimed Sanders "may never be able to play football again."
Insight: It will be interesting to see which side is eventually proven right. Sanders is a great IDP player when healthy, but he ends up on the sidelines with far too much regularity for his owners' tastes. (
7/19/2010 7:19:00 PM
Description: There is concern that Bob Sanders (shoulder, bicep) may never be able to play football again, according to's Michael Lombardi.
Insight: That's the first time something of this extreme nature has been reported about Sanders. Keep an eye out over the summer to see if he's able to get back on the field and play effectively. (
6/25/2010 4:44:00 PM
Description: Colts coach Jim Caldwell sounds confident that SS Bob Sanders finally is back to 100 percent.
Insight: That's great, but for how long. Sanders is a tremendous player when he is on the field, but his lengthy injury history should give any owner in an IDP league pause before selecting him. (
6/5/2010 7:47:00 PM
Description: Colts SS Bob Sanders is a full participant at Indianapolis' OTAs
Insight: This is good news, but IDP players have to be cautious. Sanders has been incredibly injury-prone the last few years and it's hard to imagine anyone believes he'll play all 16 games. (
5/16/2010 6:50:00 PM
Description: Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star believes that the Colts would consider cutting Bob Sanders after this year if he plays poorly or has another injury-plagued season in 2010.
Insight: This sounds reasonable as Sanders has only played a total of eight games over the past two seasons. He has a big impact when he's on the field, but the Colts may be looking for someone they can count on having in the lineup more often. (
11/6/2009 8:14:00 AM
Description: Sanders missed practice on Sunday due to an elbow injury.
Insight: Sanders remains questionable to play against the Texans on Sunday. (
11/5/2009 8:11:00 AM
Description: Sanders did not practice on Wednesday due to an elbow injury.
Insight: The injury is not considered serious and you can expect Sanders to be in the lineup against the Texans on Sunday. (