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Veteran free agent linebacker James Harrison has received little interest on the street. Harrison, soon to be 35, was released by the Pittsbugh Steelers early in the free agency period after a restructured deal between the two sides could not be worked out. Harrison’s agent made it known that the linebacker would be open to a return to the Steelers now, but head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters at the owners meetings last month the team is moving forward without him. ESPN reported on Thursday that Harrison visited with the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals are seeking a replacement for outside linebacker, Manny Lawson who joined the Buffalo Bills via free agency. In addition to Harrison, the Bengals reportedly met with free agent Karlos Dansby as well on Thursday. Harrison has also met with the Baltimore Ravens earlier in free agency. Harrison has been a controversial player during his time in the league. Known as a fierce defender able to deliver punishing hits, his production has ta...

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...

Steelers have until 11:59:59 Sunday night to decide to match offer sheet for Emmanuel Sanders

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ deadline to match the offer sheet the Patriots signed wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to, is 11:59:59 on Sunday night. Steelers have until 11:59.59 Sunday night to match offer sheet WR Emmanuel Sanders signed Patriots. If no word given, Sanders becomes NE’s. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 13, 2013 All indications so far is that the Steelers are...

Ex-Steeler James Harrison impresses Bengals in workout

Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison worked out for the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday and by all accounts, he impressed the coaches. According to Gregg Rosenthal of, Harrison could stay in the AFC North and get the chance to go up against his old team twice a year. Rosenthal writes: ‘James Harrison might wind up staying in the AFC North, but not with...

The best seventh round draft picks in NFL history

It was not until 1994 that the NFL Draft was shortened to seven rounds as we see it today. Usually by that time the fans on TV and in the crowd have fallen asleep or gone home.But what makes scouting departments of NFL teams great is not hitting on the first two rounds of the Draft, but rather building a roster in the later rounds.It is widely noted the players who have slipped in...

Bengals interested in former Steelers linebacker James Harrison

According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today, the Cincinnati Bengals are kicking the tires on former Pittsburgh Steelers free agent James Harrison and will meet with thefree agent linebacker on Thursday. The Bengals are in search of help at the linebacker position and Harrison would give them a solid pass rusher and some nasty attitude. Harrison had brief talks with the Steelers before...

NFL News: Jimmy Haslam’s stake in Steelers officially sold

In a statement of ownership transaction released by the team, Jimmy Haslam III’s minority ownership stake in the Pittsburgh Steelers has officially been sold. The Steelers that in a series of transactions approved by the NFL all of the Steelers stock owned by Haslam has been acquired, the majority of which was purchased by existing Steelers stockholders while the residual portion...

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...

Steelers Draft 2013: Running Backs

The Steelers need a big back, but the biggest and baddest has a reputation as a malcontent. Should the Steelers take a chance?

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’ 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...


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