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The San Francisco 49ers have raced out to six straight wins to open the season despite lacking a dynamic receiver who could change a game in a single play.So when the opportunity to acquire a player like Emmanuel Sanders presented itself Jerome Bettis Jersey White , the Niners didn't hesitate to make a move, giving up a pair of draft picks for a 32-year-old receiver in the final year of his contract."It always gives you pause when it comes to draft picks and everything," coach Kyle Shanahan said Wednesday. "But, we feel he's a guy who can come in and help us a lot this year and we'll see where it goes for him after that. We're very well aware that he'll be a free agent at the end of this year and we'll see how this year goes and hopefully we'll be able to keep him here. Risks always go into that, but you can get guys hurt on your roster and be out of luck."The 49ers (6-0) made an aggressive move Tuesday, trading 2020 third- and fourth-round picks to the Broncos for Sanders a fifth-rounder, giving Shanahan a player he has coveted for years.The move takes the previously disgruntled Sanders from a team near the bottom of the standings in Denver to one of the league's two remaining undefeated teams in San Francisco."I needed a change of scenery, and it feels good to have a change of scenery," Sanders said. "What a great locker room the 49ers have here. I'm just trying to come and bring even more positive energy and bring another spark to this offense."Sanders is undergoing a crash course to learn the offense in time to play Sunday against Carolina. He arrived at his hotel around 9 p.m. Tuesday and spent a couple of hours with position coach and former Denver teammate Wes Welker learning the playbook.He spent Wednesday in meetings and a walkthrough before taking part in his first practice. He also is building a rapport with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo James Conner Jersey White , a process he doesn't believe will be too difficult, especially because Denver's offense is similar to San Francisco's because Broncos coordinator Rich Scangarello spent the past two years as quarterbacks coach for the 49ers."It shouldn't take too long for it to happen," Sanders said. "I've been talking to Jimmy. Based off this system with Kyle, I feel like if we work at it, we can be successful in this system together."Sanders has been successful for most of his career, starting off in Pittsburgh with Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback and then in Denver with Peyton Manning. He had three straight 1,000-yard seasons from 2014-16 and has bounced back this year after undergoing season ending surgery on his Achilles' tendon and ankle in 2018.Sanders had 30 catches for 367 yards and two TDs in seven games with Denver, and has the versatility to play both outside and inside in San Francisco's offense."He's a playmaker," Garoppolo said. "If you give him a chance on the ball Womens Jerome Bettis Jersey , he'll make you look good. Just getting him in space, giving him opportunities to showcase his talents. He's fast, gets out and cuts quickly, runs good routes and so all those things. It's exciting."San Francisco had previously used second- and third-round picks to trade up to draft Dante Pettis in 2018 and used a second-round pick on Deebo Samuel and a third-rounder on Jalen Hurd this past year.But none of those selections have turned into big-time playmakers yet with Pettis struggling with consistency and recording only nine catches for 83 yards, Samuel having 15 catches for 168 yards and Hurd spending all season so far on injured reserve with a back injury.That led to the need to add Samuel to upgrade a receiver group that ranks last in the NFL with just 49 catches so far and second worst with 679 yards receiving.The Niners had looked into trading for Odell Beckham Jr. in the offseason before he was dealt to Cleveland by the New York Giants.But they were able to get Sanders, sending a message to the players that management believes this team has the ability to compete for a title."It energizes it, not that we really needed to be energized," fullback Kyle Juszczyk said of the message to the locker room. "Everyone is feeling really good right now. I'm excited to have Emmanuel here. Absoulte playmaker and something I think will definitely help our offense."NOTES: LT Joe Staley (leg) took part in individual drills for the first time since breaking his leg in Week 2 and has an outside chance to play this week. ... DE Dee Ford (quadriceps), DL D.J. Jones (hamstring) Jerome Bettis Jersey , TE George Kittle (groin), (groin) and RB Raheem Mostert (knee) were limited. Who did AFC North foes add to become future villains for Steelers Nation?"The third day of the NFL draft brought even more Pittsburgh Steelers for Steeler Nation to cheer for. The list includes a punishing rusher, a couple of sack masters and a 6’8” TE. But with that, it serves up more players to serve as instant rivals to boo. Here’s who each team welcomed to oppose Pittsburgh as new members of the AFC North. Baltimore RavensGM Eric DeCosta continued to upgrade the offense in a big way. The Ravens got even speedier with Justice Hill and added, not just a backup QB, but a possible offensive weapon in Penn State’s Trace McSorley. All in all, it was a pretty solid first draft for DeCosta. Ravens have the potential to be epic on offense, but their defense was pretty close to being ignored.Round 4 Pick 113RB Justice Hill - Oklahoma State Round 4 Pick 123OL Ben Powers - Oklahoma Round 4 Pick 127CB Iman Marshall - USCRound 5 Pick 160DL Daylon Mack - Texas A&MRound 6 Pick 197QB Trace McSorley - Penn StateCleveland Browns After so many years of appropriately being labeled so, the Browns are working hard to no longer be mistakes by the lake. After no First Round selections James Conner Jersey , GM Phillip Dorsey looked to follow up a solid Day 2 by bolstering their defense. The Browns picked up Mack Wilson, who could be a find in Round 5 and added to an already strong secondary. Round 4 Pick 119S Sheldrick Redwine - Miami, FlaRound 5 Pick 155ILB Mack Wilson - AlabamaRound 5 Pick 170K Austin Seibert - Oklahoma Round 6 Pick 189OL Drew Forbes - Southeast Missouri StateRound 7 Pick 221CB Donnie Lewis Jr. - TulaneCincinnati BengalsMost notably, the Bengals picked up depth at QB and OL with Michael Jordan.  top for Cincy, but they added decent depth on Day Three.oRound 4 Pick 104QB Ryan Finley - North Carolina StateRound 4 Pick 125DL Renell Wren - Arizona StateRound 4 Pick 136OL Michael Jordan - Ohio StateRound 6 Pick 182RB Trayveon Williams - Texas A&MRound 6 Pick 210LB Deshaun Davis - AuburnRound 6 Pick 211RB Rodney Anderson- OklahomaRound 7 Pick 223CB Jordan Brown - San Diego StateHow many of the above will haunt the dreams of Steeler Nation and who? That question will take a bit to be answered. But to quote Timbuk3 from 1986, “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades”.