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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 and others on the staff urging them to match the $2.5M offer
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 12, 2013
La Canfora notes that Big Ben “has been lobbying hard to
retain Sanders,” as he’s gone as far as calling head coach Mike Tomlin and
others on the team’s staff and urging them to match the Patriots’ $2.5 million
While the Steelers have spent a ton of money making
Roethlisberger their franchise quarterback, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll
listen to him. Big Ben also wanted to keep offensive coordinator Bruce Arians,
who eventually parted ways with the club.
The Steelers already lost receiver Mike Wallace to free
agency, it will be interesting to see if they are willing to allow another wide
out to walk this offseason.
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Should the Pittsburgh Steelers wind up matching the one-year, $2.5 million offer sheet that restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders with the New England Patriots, all the discussion will then shift to the possibility of working out a long-term extension with him before the 2013 season.
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The Patriots will likely be able to officially sign Emmanuel Sanders **knock on wood** when the Steelers announce that they will not make a counter to the offer sheet the WR signed with New England. Pittsburgh has little cap space left, so it is presumed that the restricted free agent will soon make his way to Foxboro.
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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.
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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.
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— Jason Cole (@JasonColeYahoo) April 14...
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