Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 10/24/14

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)
Patriots still mulling whether to sign Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders to an offer sheet. So far, no decision made and no offer sheet signed.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2013 Apparently the Patriots are dragging their feet a bit with Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. He's a restricted free-agent with a third round tender but Pittsburgh is tight to the cap so the Patriots could easily structure the deal so that the Steelers couldn't match. That would mean front loading a deal to make it around $5 mil in the first year. They'd also have to give up a third round draft pick because of the tender. The Patriots only have five picks for this draft, but the argument could be made that if they are thinking of adding a receiver, they are pretty bad at doing it through the draft. Chad Jackson or Taylor Price anyone?
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