Sanders is playing in Thursday night's preseason game. This rumor was the result of a report by NFL.com's Mike Lombardi:
There is some concern Colts safety Bob Sanders might never be able to play football again, with his shoulder and bicep issues. He reduced his contract, but his rehab has been slow.
Sanders, when asked about it, referred to the report as "tabloid journalism." As Mark Twain once said, "The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated."