Sanders was at practice Sunday for the first time since organized team activities ended in June. Sanders announced July 22 that he was taking a leave of absence, seeking counseling and facing a four-game suspension.
The NFL suspended Sanders the next day without pay for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
Sanders told reporters that "personal issues" caused his misstep. He said he has "been dealing with a lot of stuff, just with life and family and a lot of issues going on."
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