Former 49er Sanders welcomes Kwon to Saints after trade


Emmanuel Sanders and Kwon Alexander were teammates with the 49ers in 2019, as Alexander signed in the offseason and Sanders was acquired in a midseason trade. The veterans again will be reunited this week, as Alexander was traded to the New Orleans Saints on Monday, NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco confirmed.

Sanders, who signed with the Saints this offseason in free agency, expressed his excitement to be sharing a locker room with Alexander once again on social media.

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The trade of Alexander netted the 49ers a conditional fifth-round draft pick and linebacker Kiko Alonso, while also seemingly alleviating some salary cap concerns for San Francisco's front office.

Sanders has 26 catches for 304 yards and two touchdowns through five games this season, but hasn't played since being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Oct. 23. 

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