Saints receiver Emmanuel Sanders knew how many catches he needed for a $500,000 bonus and celebrated in style when he hit the mark
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  • New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders cashed in a $500,000 bonus on Sunday.
  • Sanders entered the game needing eight receptions to hit his bonus. When he reached the mark, he celebrated his payday on the field.
  • After the game, quarterback Drew Brees admitted to helping Sanders out a bit, saying "We really wanted to get him eight catches."
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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders cashed in on a $500,000 bonus on Sunday after going off for nine receptions, 63 yards, and a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers.

Heading into Sunday, Sanders needed eight receptions in the game to earn himself a $500,000 bonus that kicked in for finishing the season with 60 catches.

When he finally hauled in his eighth catch of the day against the Panthers, Sanders immediately raised his arms in the air in celebration. Commentators Mark Schlereth and Adam Amin had been waiting for the moment and were clearly amused when Sanders earned his payday.

After the game, quarterback Drew Brees winked a bit at the bonus, telling reporters, "We really wanted to get him eight catches."

Thanks to Brees and the rest of the Saints offense, Sanders got his eight catches, and the $500,000 bonus that came with them.

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