Gregory Shamus

Emmanuel Sanders Restricted Free Agent Saga

Sanders was given an original round tender (as a former 3rd round pick) in restricted free agency. After losing Wes Welker and cutting Brandon Lloyd though, the New England Patriots were a bit thin at the receiver position behind free agent signing Danny Amendola, and signed Sanders to an offer sheet.

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Team expects 70 catches, 1,000 yards from Sanders

The restricted free-agent put his original team on the spot by signing an offer sheet from an AFC rival. The Steelers matched said offer, but expect the player to live up to his pay increase.

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Sanders agent says he received more than one offer

Agent for Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders casts shadow over possibility of keeping his client in Pittsburgh for the long haul.

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SANDERS STAYING IN PITTSBURGH

Emmanuel Sanders will remain in Pittsburgh after the Steelers matched the Patriots qualifying offer he signed earlier this week.

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Steelers split over whether to match Pats offer

With late Sunday's deadline to match the offer sheet Emmanuel Sanders signed with the Patriots, the team is reportedly split over their next move.

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Offer sheet forces Steelers into long-term mode

With the amount known, the Steelers have until 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday, April 14 to match an offer made to their fourth-year wide receiver or see him head off to New England.

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Werder expects Steelers to match

While many people believe the Steelers would rather take an extra draft pick than match an offer which would put them over the NFL salary cap, his absence would leave yet another void at an already thin position.

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What are the Patriots up to?

The Steelers will receive the 91st overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft if they elect not to match a one-year offer from the New England Patriots for the services of wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. But why only a one year deal? Perhaps it's because their intention is to roll an extension into it and push money off their 2013 salary cap.

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Report: Sanders signs with Patriots

The Steelers have five days to match, but amount of contract isn't expected to "scare" the Steelers.

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Lloyd released, Sanders to replace?

Patriots release of Brandon Lloyd makes their need for another receiver all the more urgent.

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Sanders has an offer from Patriots

Multiple sources have indicated that Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has received an offer from the New England Patriots.

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Would Steelers match a Patriots offer to Sanders?

If the Patriots are willing to part with a 3rd round pick, Pittsburgh's tenuous cap situation could make it difficult to match.

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Patriots Have Traveled this Road Before

The Patriots have looked to restricted free agents before when they found themselves in need of a wide receiver. Is Emmanuel Sanders the next Wes Welker in New England? And will the Steelers have the same regrets Miami had?

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Sanders meeting with Patriots

Sanders was given an original round tender in restricted free agency. The Patriots lost WR Wes Welker already, and are thin at the position.

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