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Bob Sanders

Bob Sanders - #31 - S

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 5' 8"/ 206 lbs.
Birthday 02/24/1981
Birthplace Erie, PA
College Iowa
Years played 9
Drafted 2004, 2nd round, 12th pick by Colts

Gregory ready to enter starting lineup

Posted Sept. 29, 2011 @ 2:32 p.m. ET
With SS Bob Sanders done for the year because of a knee injury, Steve Gregory enters the Chargers' starting lineup, a position for which he is prepared.

Chargers place Sanders on I.R., sign DL Harris

Posted Sept. 28, 2011 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Chargers placed SS Bob Sanders on injured reserve and signed DL Tommie Harris, the team announced.

Patriots-Chargers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 7:21 p.m. ET
The Patriots' pair of talented tight ends will face a very good Chargers safety group in Sunday's Week Two bout.

Vikings-Chargers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Chargers game.

Chargers show they won't wait

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 11:33 a.m. ET
By signing players like Eric Weddle, Takeo Spikes and Bob Sanders, the Chargers showed on early on in free agency that they aren't looking to the future — they want to win in 2011.

Chargers agree to terms with LB Spikes, S Sanders

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 10:17 p.m. ET
The Chargers agreed to a three-year deal with LB Takeo Spikes, the team announced Tuesday evening. He will sign his contract Friday.

Oliver could be Chargers' odd man out

Posted June 24, 2011 @ 8:53 p.m. ET
Too many defensive backs on the Chargers' roster could mean Paul Oliver will have to find a new team to call home next season.  

Sanders adds new dimension to Chargers' defense

Posted April 10, 2011 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
The Chargers signed Bob Sanders before the lockout in the hopes that the former Colt will be able to add toughness to an already talented defense.

Chargers sign S Sanders

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
The Chargers signed veteran S Bob Sanders on Thursday night. The Colts cut the injury-plagued Sanders last week.

Re-signing Bullitt, improving depth at safety key for Colts

Posted Feb. 25, 2011 @ 1:11 p.m. ET
Re-signing S Melvin Bullitt, in addition to bolstering the depth at safety is critical for the Colts following the release of former NFL Defensive MVP Bob Sanders.

Sanders meets with Jaguars, Bills

Posted Feb. 22, 2011 @ 10:03 a.m. ET
SS Bob Sanders has met with a few teams after being released by the Colts last week, as clubs weigh whether or not to take a risk on the injury-prone former Defensive Player of the Year.

Broncos face tough choice with OT Harris

Posted Feb. 20, 2011 @ 12:57 p.m. ET
After experiencing an up-and-down 2010, Denver ORT Ryan Harris poses a difficult free-agent decision for the team, according to AFC Whispers.

Colts part ways with S Sanders

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
After seven injury-plagued seasons, the Colts have released veteran S Bob Sanders.

Colts could get creative in re-signing Manning

Posted Jan. 19, 2011 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
Peyton Manning isn't likely to change teams, but the free-agent quarterback's expected pay raise could affect other Colts players.

Colts place Sanders on injured reserve

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 6:04 p.m. ET
The Colts announced Wednesday that they have placed S Bob Sanders on injured reserve.

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Posted Sept. 28, 2011
The San Diego Chargers have placed Bob Sanders on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending the season for the oft-injured strong safety.||||||| Sanders played in only two games with the Chargers before getting hurt. Coming into the season, he missed the equivalent of four full seasons due to injuries.
Posted March 03, 2011
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Sanders has agreed to a one-year deal with the San Diego Chargers.||||||| There appears to be some confusion over when Sanders can actually sign a contract, due to the status of labor talks. The NFL and players' union decided Thursday to keep the current collective bargaining agreement in place for an additional 24 hours so that negotiations can continue. The oft-injured Sanders, the 2007 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, was released by the Indianapolis Colts last month.
Posted Feb. 18, 2011
The Indianapolis Colts have released 2007 NFL defensive player of the year Bob Sanders. Team owner Jim Irsay announced the move on Twitter, thanking Sanders for his contributions.||||||| Sanders was the Colts' second-round pick in 2004 and made Pro Bowl appearances in 2005 and 2007, the same season he was voted the league's top defensive player. He signed a new five-year, $37.5 million contract after that season, but injuries limited him to only nine regular-season appearances over the next three seasons. The move was expected. Last month, Sanders' agent, Tom Condon, told The Associated Press, he "anticipated the same thing you do."
Posted Nov. 14, 2010
The Colts placed Sanders on injured reserve, ending his season.||||||| Sanders hasn't played since a Week 1 loss to Houston.
Posted Sept. 14, 2010
Sanders has a torn biceps tendon and is out indefinitely, if not for the season, two team sources told ESPN.com's Adam Schefter.||||||| It is not the same arm in which Sanders had the biceps tendon tear last season. He is scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday to help determine how long he will be out. Sanders, the league's 2007 defensive player of the year, was injured on the Texans' first offensive series when a pass was deflected by Colts safety Antoine Bethea into Sanders' face mask.

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