|2013 Regular Season|
Sanford pulled his hamstring in his first start this season in Chicago last Monday.
Sanford started 44 games over five seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, but nagging injuries limited him during training camp. He was placed on injured reserve before the regular season, then later released with an injury settlement.
Nagging injuries, lastly a strained quadriceps, limited him during training camp. The two sides reached an injury settlement, and his contract was terminated Monday.
Sanford was drafted in the seventh round in 2009 and has spent the last three seasons as one of the team's starting safeties. His best season came in 2011 when he had 118 tackles and his only two career interceptions. But Sanford missed much of the offseason workouts with injury. Then he injured his quad two weeks ago against Kansas City and had to miss the preseason finale against Tennessee on Thursday night.