According to NFL Network Insider Jason La Canfora, former Indianapolis Colts safety Bob Sanders will visit with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday. Sanders was released on Friday after spending the last seven seasons with the Colts.
At one point in his career, Sanders was arguably one of the top safeties in the league–which earned him a hefty five-year, $37.5 million deal back in 2007. Unfortunately, Sanders has struggled to stay healthy since then–playing in just nine games over the last three seasons due to knee and arm injuries. Sanders tore the biceps tendon in his right arm during the season opener against the Houston Texans this past season and was eventually placed on injured reserve in December.
As mentioned earlier, Sanders can be one of the most effective and dangerous safeties when healthy–so it’s no surprise a team like the Jaguars are expressing interest in signing the 2007 Defensive Player of the Year. Of course–the key is whether or not Sanders can actually stay healthy.