ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 09: Jordy Nelson #87 of the Green Bay Packers is tackled by James Sanders #36 of the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on October 9, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The Falcons may be looking for a new backup safety pretty soon.
Sanders was a perfectly capable backup safety in 2011, creating a few big plays, providing solid play against the run and doing alright against the pass. He was nothing special, no, but he was welcome stability at a position that needed another veteran to back up Thomas DeCoud and William Moore.
If Sanders leaves, the Falcons will either go bargain-bin shopping, draft a young, promising safety or promote Suasei Tuimaunei off the practice squad. Either of the latter would have more upside than Sanders but provide a little more risk.
Since we're talking backups, I hope they go with upside. Where do you think Sanders will end up?