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Yesterday, Adam Schefter tweeted out a comment from an anonymous Steeler who believed Emmanuel Sanders could actually be more talented than Mike Wallace. The Patriots have an offer out to the restricted free agent receiver for $2.5 million, that's more cap space than the Steelers have but they could easily move some money around to match it.
The dilemma of course is, would they rather take the third round pick and use that $2.5 million to draft another player and keep them for four years rather than just one? Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger's answer to that is a resounding "no".
Big Ben has been lobbying hard to retain Sanders, calling coach Mike Tomlin and others on the staff urging them to match the $2.5M offer
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 12, 2013
Maybe Ben was the player who thought Sanders had more talent than Wallace.
The fact that Roethlisberger is rallying to keep Sanders around has to be a positive sign for Patriots fans, as it proba...
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Should the Pittsburgh Steelers wind up matching the one-year, $2.5 million offer sheet that restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders with the New England Patriots, all the discussion will then shift to the possibility of working out a long-term extension with him before the 2013 season.
Personally, I don't see an extension in his future.
First off, Sanders,...
With Emmanuel Sanders potentially leaving the Pittsburgh Steelers for the New England Patriots as a restricted free agent the Steelers would be left very thin at receiver. Mike Wallace, the Steelers number one receiver in 2012, already left earlier in free agency to sign with the Miami Dolphins. Sanders served as the Steelers third receiver in 2012 which would means the team is...
According to reports the Pittsburgh Steelers are torn on whether or not to match the New England Patriots offer for Emmanuel Sanders. If they choose to match the deal they will bring back Sanders on a one year deal worth $2.5 million and he would be expected to move up on the depth chart as the Steelers number two receiver behind Antonio Brown. However, if they choose not to bring...
Th Pittsburgh Steelers have until the end of the day Sunday to match the offer sheet for Emmanuel Sanders. Sanders has signed a one year $2.5 million deal with the New England Patriots. If the Steelers choose not to match the offer they will receiver the Patriots third round pick. They will also save about $1.3 million against the cap. The Steelers could also choose to match the...
According to Adam Schefter the Pittsburgh Steelers have matched the New England Patriots offer sheet for wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. Sanders will now make $2.5 million for the 2013 season and become an unrestricted free agent in 2014 unless he receives a contrac extension.
Had the Steelers opted not to match the offer to Sanders they would have received a third round pick from...
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was a guest Friday afternoon on SiriusXM NFL Radio and was asked to give his thoughts on whether or not he believes restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will be back next season after signing a one year, $2.5 million offer sheet with the New England Patriots.
Brown basically said that he doesn't think that Sanders...
Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent Emmanuel Sanders
signed an offer sheet with the New England Patriots worth $2.5 million for one
year yesterday, according to Albert Breer of NFL.com. Now, the Steelers will
have five days to either match that offer or allow Sanders to walk and accept
the Patriots’ third-round draft pick.
It isn’t clear what direction the Steelers...
Emmanuel Sanders is sticking with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The team announced Sunday it matched the $2.5 million offer the New England Patriots made to the restricted free agent wide receiver last week. Pittsburgh would have received a third-round pick from the Patriots if it let Sanders go to New England.
Instead Sanders will likely be second on the depth chart behind Antonio...
According to Emmanuel Sanders’ agent Jordan Woy, the Pittsburgh Steelers have matched the Patriots’ offer sheet and will retain Sanders. https://twitter.com/JordanWoy/status/323559382371680256 By retaining Sanders, the Steelers are even closer to being over the current salary cap. They may need to restructure a contract or release a player on their roster.
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At this point, it appears that the Pittsburgh Steelers might not match the offer sheet Emmanuel Sanders signed with the New England Patriots. However, there is at least one reason for the Steelers to bring
Sanders back; quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wants them to, according to Jason
La Canfora of CBS Sports.
Big Ben has been lobbying hard to retain Sanders, calling coach Mike Tomlin...
The Patriots put a $2.5 million offer out to Steelers restricted free-agent Emmanuel Sanders. There was much debate as to whether the Steelers would match or not. After Ben Roethlisberger rallied for the team to retain Sanders, the Steelers have officially matched the offer.
Steelers match the 1-yr, $2.5 mill offer on WR Emmanuel Sanders
— Jason Cole (@JasonColeYahoo) April 14...
The Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves in a unique predicament: Match the deal wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders signed with the New England Patriots or let him go and receive a third-round pick in April’s draft.
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Apparently Ben Roethlisberger isn’t so keen on the idea of going into 2013 with either Plaxico Burress or Jerricho Cotchery as his No. 2 wide receiver — sh0cking.
That’s why the Steelers quarterback is “lobbying hard” for the Steelers to match the Patriots’ one-year, $2.5 million offer sheet given to Emmanuel Sanders, according to Jason La Canfora. The Steelers have the...
John Clayton of ESPN reported Friday on Twitter that the Pittsburgh Steelers are 50/50 as to whether or not to match the one-year, $2.5 million offer sheet that restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders signed with the New England Patriots.
This is not surprising news as even the fanbase seems to be split with...
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