Originally posted on Steel City Blitz  |  Last updated 6/24/13

PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 14: Emmanuel Sanders and Brandon London of the Pittsburgh Steelers take a moment to themselves prior to the preseason game against the Detroit Lions on August 14, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Last week I wrote that offering Ryan Clark, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ durable, 33-year old safety, a contract extension wasn’t a good idea. I based that simply on the fact that Clark is going to want a three-year deal in my opinion and that’s just not smart business for the Steelers. Now a one-year extension? That is something I could be on board with but I don’t see Clark settling for that. A guy on the other side of the ball is also looking at the possibility of a new contract next season and he comes with some reservations as well. Earlier this offseason, the Steelers decided to match the offer sheet that Sanders signed with the New England Patriots. That meant that Sanders would be staying in Pittsburgh for a fourth season at a cost of $2.5 million. Being that it is only a one-year deal, he’ll certainly want a new contract for next year as he becomes a free agent. I was clearly on the side of letting Sanders walk to New England because of two reasons; First, had the Steelers chos...
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