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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 was purchased by members of the Swank Family, Scott and Russ Swank.
In October of 2012, Mr. Haslam purchased the Cleveland Browns, thus disassociating himself from all Steelers business at that time and authorized Steelers President Art Rooney, II and Morgan Stanley to arrange for the purchase of the Steelers stock owned.
Steelers President Art Rooney, II said, “We appreciate the continued confidence of our Ownership group involving this purchase of stock owned by Jimmy Haslam, and we welcome Scott and Russ Swank to our Ownership group.”
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The Steelers have to decide whether they will match an offer sheet the Patriots signed Emmanuel Sanders to. Big Ben reportedly is lobbying the team to do that.
According to recent sales figures from NFLShop.com, Washington Redskin quarterback Robert Griffin III had the top selling jersey, while the San Francisco 49ers had the highest teams sales. In fact, Griffin’s jersey sales set an all-time record.
As far as the Pittsburgh Steelers go, they finished fifth in team sales and safety Troy Polamalu finished 17th overall in individual sales...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
The Steelers need a big back, but the biggest and baddest has a reputation as a malcontent. Should the Steelers take a chance?
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.
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...
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...
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...
Per Jason LaCanfora the Pats just signed Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to an offer sheet....