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Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert know that’s Emmanuel Sanders who wears No. 88 and not Lynn Swann, right?
That uniform number made Sanders look like Hines Ward in his rookie season, but that’s only because that second “8” looked like a “6” when Sanders caught passes over the middle in 2010. Steelers fans weren’t used to seeing the No. 88 on the field because it had been eight years since anyone with that number saw significant playing time. Terance Mathis caught 23 passes in his one year as a Steeler in 2002.
Sanders might be better than Mathis, but he’s no Swann. He’s no Ward. Heck, he’s no Mike Wallace.
But the Pittsburgh Steelers matched the New England Patriots’ one-year, $2.5 million offer for Sanders on Sunday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Had they not matched the offer, Sanders would have become a Patriot and the Steelers would have received a third-round pick in the upcoming draft as compensation.
Instead of investing in their future with an extra draft pick, the S...
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The Pittsburgh Steelers made the decision on Sunday to match the one-year, $2.5 million offer sheet that restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders signed with the New England Patriots and here is a look at the salary cap situation as it stands right now.
Heading into Sunday, the Steelers had $1,919,760.00 in cap space at their disposal and when you factor in the additional...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to match the one-year, $2.5 million offer sheet given to restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders by the New England Patriots.
By matching the offer sheet, the Steelers will have roughly $750,000 in salary cap space until June 2nd rolls around unless other moves are made.
Sanders was drafted by the Steelers in the third round of...
Emmanuel Sanders’ agent Jordan Woy told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazertte that several teams made contract offers to his client.
“We had several teams make offers in free agency so we know there are teams who really like Emmanuel,” Jordan Woy, Sanders’ agent, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette today.
Woy also said “we are open to discussing” a multi-year deal. ”We are...
Emmanuel Sanders is sticking with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The team announced Sunday it matched the $2.5 million offer the New England Patriots made to the restricted free agent wide receiver last week. Pittsburgh would have received a third-round pick from the Patriots if it let Sanders go to New England.
Instead Sanders will likely be second on the depth chart behind Antonio...
According to Emmanuel Sanders’ agent Jordan Woy, the Pittsburgh Steelers have matched the Patriots’ offer sheet and will retain Sanders. https://twitter.com/JordanWoy/status/323559382371680256 By retaining Sanders, the Steelers are even closer to being over the current salary cap. They may need to restructure a contract or release a player on their roster.
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On Sunday evening the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they have decided to match the New England Patriots offer sheet to restricted free agent WR Emmanuel Sanders.
Last week the Patriots announced they signed Sanders to an offer sheet for 1-year for $2.5 million. The Steelers had until Monday to match, reject or work out a trade with New England for Sanders. And after looking...
The Steelers have matched the offer made by the Patriots to Emmanuel Sanders. Of course the Patriots didn't make it very hard on them by offering only a measely amount of money. The Patriots always try to win the "battle of the contract" by trying to get the players they want only if the price is right.
If the Patriots wanted Emmanuel Sanders then they should have...
The Patriots put a $2.5 million offer out to Steelers restricted free-agent Emmanuel Sanders. There was much debate as to whether the Steelers would match or not. After Ben Roethlisberger rallied for the team to retain Sanders, the Steelers have officially matched the offer.
Steelers match the 1-yr, $2.5 mill offer on WR Emmanuel Sanders
— Jason Cole (@JasonColeYahoo) April 14...
The Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves in a unique predicament: Match the deal wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders signed with the New England Patriots or let him go and receive a third-round pick in April’s draft.
Matt Williamson of Scouts
Losing out on the Emmanuel Sanders sweepstakes leaves the Patriots with just one more need they’ll now need to address come draft weekend.
There was a good chance the Patriots would find a receiver at some point on draft day when Sanders was still a possibility, but now that he’s out the pressure to find a playmaker only increases.
Fortunately for Tom Brady and company, this...