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I do my very best as often as I can to see both sides of an argument and when it comes to the Steelers I try even harder. In the case of Steelers’ wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and ‘should they or shouldn’t they,’ I feel confident I’ve been able to grasp both sides of the debate pretty well.
Last night, the Steelers matched New England’s offer of $2.5 million for one year in order to keep Sanders. I have been clearly on the side that did not want the Steelers to match, but that doesn’t mean I can’t see and appreciate their reason for doing so.
Obviously, the Steelers were concerned about their already weak receiving crops and rather than put their faith in the draft, they chose to stay with what they know. From that respect, I completely understand the move and I’m sure Ben Roethlisberger is relieved this morning to know that Sanders will be back.
By keeping Sanders, the Steelers are now dangerously close to the cap limit. They are roughly $700,000 under the cap but on June 1st, Wi...
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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...
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...
At this point, it appears that the Pittsburgh Steelers might not match the offer sheet Emmanuel Sanders signed with the New England Patriots. However, there is at least one reason for the Steelers to bring
Sanders back; quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wants them to, according to Jason
La Canfora of CBS Sports.
Big Ben has been lobbying hard to retain Sanders, calling coach Mike Tomlin...
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
Apparently Ben Roethlisberger isn’t so keen on the idea of going into 2013 with either Plaxico Burress or Jerricho Cotchery as his No. 2 wide receiver — sh0cking.
That’s why the Steelers quarterback is “lobbying hard” for the Steelers to match the Patriots’ one-year, $2.5 million offer sheet given to Emmanuel Sanders, according to Jason La Canfora. The Steelers have the...
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...