Emmanuel Sanders Announces Passing Of His Mother

Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders wrote on Facebook and Twitter Tuesday morning his mother passed away. 

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Sanders didn't comment any further, except to ask again for prayers and support from SteelerNation via Twitter. 

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Steelers WR Mike Wallace also asked for support for Sanders and his family via Twitter. 

Out of respect for Sanders and his family, we won't dig for any other details, and we'll wait for the team to discuss any potential of Sanders missing Sunday's game against Baltimore. 

We here at Behind The Steel Curtain are praying for Sanders and his family, and we ask all of SteelerNation to do the same. His Facebook message came at approximately 9:26 a.m. ET, and as of 11:26 a.m. ET, he already had 761 messages from fans of Sanders and the Steelers alike. 

You can send him your support via his Facebook page, which is linked here, as is his Twitter handle. 

Sanders is clearly already very well liked among his teammates, and is establishing himself into a very talented receiver. He seems to have a connection with QB Ben Roethlisberger in the red zone, and already has 18 catches for 243 yards and two touchdowns on the season. 

One of the Steelers "Young Money" receivers, Sanders shined in his first career start last week against New England, catching five passes for 70 yards. 

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