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ESPN is reporting that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Emmanuel Sanders, has signed the Patriots offer sheet on a one-year deal. That is significant, because the Steelers have one of the leagues worst cap situations and tendered Sanders as an original round value. They can either choose to match the offer to Sanders or take a third round pick from New England. With Sanders due to be a free agent after this season anyway, they risked losing him to free agency and getting nothing in return, much like Mike Wallace this off-season. But if they truly view him as Wallace’s replacement, then they will match the contract without question and workout a long-term deal in the future. It will be very interesting to see how this unfolds in the next few days. Sanders had his best season as a pro in 2012, and he comes into 2013 with a lot of upside. He has the speed to break free and Big Ben still has a cannon. Emmanuel also showed signs of being more than just a downfield threat as he’s worked...

Signing Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders To A One-Year Offer Sheet Is A Win-Win Move By The Patriots

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert probably isn't shocked that the New England Patriots decided to sign restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to an offer sheet. After all, it is only the third time since 2001 that it has happened. In 2001, the Patriots signed Steelers restricted free agent running back Chris Fuamatu- Ma'afala to a one-year...

Don’t Blame Sanders for Signing the Sheet

I’ve had some good discussions as I’m sure many of you have about Emmanuel Sanders signing the offer sheet from the New England Patriots and whether or not the Steelers should match. I’ve also seen some comments that were rather derogatory towards Sanders regarding him “going after the money.” Let me get this straight. None of you would take a significant increase in pay...

Report: Pittsburgh Steelers Expected to Match Offer to Emmanuel Sanders; Letting Sanders Walk may be Best Move Though

According to Ed Werder of ESPN the Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to match the offer sheet given to Emmanuel Sanders. Earlier today it was reported that Sanders had signed a one year offer from the New England Patriots. Financial details of the deal have not yet been released, but according to sources at the Boston Globe the deal could be worth as much as $4 million in 2013. Currently...

Patriots rumors: Will NE acquire Steelers’ Emmanuel 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 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...

The Patriots Sign Restricted Steelers FA Emmanuel Sanders to Offer Sheet

The way the offer sheet works is simple. The Steelers can either match the contract or the Patriots will have to hand over a 3rd round pick. The Steelers have to decide if Sanders is worth the money that the Patriots want to sign him for or would they rather just have the draft pick. The #Patriots will need to pay the #Steelers a 3rd round pick if the #Steelers chose not to match...

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New England Patriots sign Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders to offer sheet

As the New England Patriots try to upgrade their wide receiving corps, multiple sources are reporting this morning that they have signed restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to an offer sheet. Both Jason LaCanfora and ESPN’s Adam Schefter are among those reporting this news. This move now gives the already cash strapped Pittsburgh Steelers five days to match the...

Patriots’ offer sheet for Emmanuel Sanders is for $2.5 million

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the offer sheet that the New England Patriots signed Emmanuel Sanders to is worth $2.5 million. The offer sheet that Steelers RFA Emmanuel Sanders signed is worth $2.5 million. Steelers choice: match or get NE’s third-round pick by Sun. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 10, 2013 I’m sure the Pats wouldn’t mind having Sanders on their...

Patriots re-sign WR Julian Edelman

The New England Patriots have re-signed wide receiver Julian Edelman. He was an unrestricted free agent. The 26-year-old former seventh-round draft choice caught 21 passes for 235 yards and three touchdowns last season before going on injured reserve with a foot injury. In four NFL seasons, he has 69 receptions for 714 yards and four touchdowns. He has also returned three punts...

Report: Steelers Are Split 50-50 Whether to Match Patriots’ Offer to Emmanuel Sanders

The Patriots are playing the waiting game on Emmanuel Sanders, and the Steelers aren’t making things easy. Sanders signed an offer sheet with the Patriots on Wednesday, agreeing to bolt from Pittsburgh for New England on a one-year deal. Now, the Steelers have until Monday to decide whether to keep the restricted free agent, which has the Steelers front office split. The decision...

Patriots Sign RFA WR Emmanuel Sanders To An Offer Sheet

Jason La Canfora reports that the Patriots have submitted an offer sheet for Steelers restricted free agent WR Emmanuel Sanders. Adam Schefter reports that the Patriots offer sheet is for just one year. Schefter adds that the money involved “won’t be the determining factor.” La Canfora mentions that the Steelers could approach S Troy Polamalu about restructuring his deal...

Pats now have at least one wideout familiar to Brady

BY DAN BEGNOCHEHaving an All-Pro quarterback is one thing, but having a receiver who's actually akin to the system he's running is another thing entirely.Such is the case with New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, who signed a new one-year contract with the team Wednesday, according to Mike Garafolo of USA Today.Edelman is now the only wideout on the Pats'...
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