Found April 16, 2013 on SteelBlitz Steelers Blog:
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talked to 102.5 WDVE’s Mike Prisuta’a Sports Page about the return of Emmanuel Sanders and the Steelers offense moving forward. As was well known Roethlisberger wanted Sanders to be retained by the Steelers when they were deciding whether or not to match the New England Patriots offer sheet for the wide receiver. Now that the Steelers have match the offer and kept Sanders for the 2013 season Roethlisberger is happy to have him back. Had Sanders left the Steelers would have lost two thirds of their top three receivers from the 2012 season. Mike Wallace bolted on the first day of free agency to sign a huge deal with the Miami Dolphins which had been rumored. Had the Steelers also have lost Sanders they would have been run very thin at the receiver position. “He’s a lot better than people give him credit for being,” Roethlisberger said of Sanders. “He’s really smart.” Some may not remember, but two off-seasons ago the Steelers were tou...

Steelers RB Isaac Redman & NT Steve McLendon Expected To Sign Tenders This Week

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to match the $2.5 million offer sheet given to restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders by the New England Patriots, several are suggesting that they should rescind the $1.323 million tender offer to running back Isaac Redman in order to sign free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw. For starters, pulling the tender to Redman...

Return Of Emmanuel Sanders Means Plaxico Burress Is Not A Lock To Make The 2013 Roster

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to match the one-year, $2.5 million offer sheet given to restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders by the New England Patriots, we have a firmer grasp of what the wide position depth chart will look like heading into training camp. To begin with, Sanders will obviously now start opposite Antonio Brown. Backing up those two...

Steelers 2013 Schedule To Be Released Thursday Evening – Date & Time Of Final Preseason Game Now Known

The 2013 preseason schedule for the Pittsburgh Steelers has been out now for a little while, but now we can fill in the time and date of the final game against the Carolina Panthers. Bob Labriola reports via Twitter on Tuesday that the fourth and final preseason game with be on Thursday, Aug. 29. at 7:30 p.m. in Carolina. In addition to the preseason schedule, NFL spokesman Greg...

Several teams made offers to Emmanuel Sanders, could be gone next year

Emmanuel Sanders’ agent Jordan Woy told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazertte that several teams made contract offers to his client. “We had several teams make offers in free agency so we know there are teams who really like Emmanuel,” Jordan Woy, Sanders’ agent, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette today. Woy also said “we are open to discussing” a multi-year deal.  ”We are...

Former Steelers RB Merril Hoge To Announce Pittsburgh’s Second & Third Round Draft Picks

The 2013 NFL draft will take place one week from tomorrow and it will include several former NFL players announcing the second and third draft picks for their former teams. Bob Labriola reports Wednesday on Twitter that former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Merril Hoge has been chosen to perform that duty for the black and gold on day two of the draft. Hoge, who now does analyst...

Steelers targeting Jarvis Jones?

Mike Florio of believes the Pittsburgh Steelers could be targeting Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones in this year’s draft. Their target very well could be Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones. The Steelers hosted Jones earlier this month, and he’d be an intriguing option with the 17th overall pick.  If he lasts that long. Like so many other first-round prospects...

More On Emmanuel Sanders

The Steelers have matched the offer made by the Patriots to Emmanuel Sanders. Of course the Patriots didn't make it very hard on them by offering only a measely amount of money. The Patriots always try to win the "battle of the contract" by trying to get the players they want only if the price is right. If the Patriots wanted Emmanuel Sanders then they should have...

Report: Contract talks breaking down between Bengals and Harrison

It seemed like a deal was almost inevitable between the Cincinnati Bengals and former Pittsburgh Steeler free agent linebacker James Harrison. That was the report just hours ago, and players on the Bengals talked openly about their desire to add the former Defensive Player of the Year to their roster. But a more recent report to USA Today says that negotiations are not going well...

Steelers Draft 2013: Pass-catchers

The Steelers reclaimed Emmanuel Sanders but still lack depth, stability at wide receiver. Perhaps a trade down is their best solution.

With all negotiations ‘broken off,’ James Harrison and the Bengals need to find a way to partner in ‘The Queen City’

With’s Ian Rapoport reporting all negotiations have “broken off,” free agent linebacker James Harrison must accept less money to become a member of the Cincinnati Bengals. The 34-year-old Harrison, a borderline loon who the Steelers signed as an undrafted talent out of Kent State in 2002, was clipped by Pittsburgh in March. Although a pube away from finalizing a pact...

Bengals Want James Harrison Because ‘He Hates Steelers Now’

The Cincinnati Bengals and James Harrison have spent the past few days courting each other. The Bengals are an up and coming team and feel like they are a veteran playmaker on defense from taking the next step. The Bengals feel like Harrison would be a perfect fit, because according to USA Today, “he brings a mean streak and he hates the Steelers now.” “He hates the Steelers...
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