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08:04 AM ET 04.11 | Your move, Steelers. Only one NFL restricted free agent over the past three years has signed an offer sheet with another team. His name is Emmanuel Sanders, and now the Steelers are in a somewhat unique position: Match the deal their wide receiver signed with New England or pass and receive a third-round draft pick this year. They have until Sunday to decide if they can afford to lose another receiver after Mike Wallace signed with Miami as a free agent, and one they project to replace Wallace as a starter. ... In addition to losing Wallace and possibly Sanders, the Steelers do not know when tight end Heath Miller will be ready to start the season after he had surgery to repair two of the three knee ligaments, including the ACL.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Emmanuel Sanders, US Presswire Emmanuel Sanders, US Presswire
April 11, 2013  08:07 AM ET

They did this same story twice yesterday.

April 11, 2013  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

They did this same story twice yesterday.

This site is run by incompetent morons.

April 11, 2013  09:07 AM ET

At least this isn't going to be a two-week thread...

April 11, 2013  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

This site is run by incompetent morons.

Or they love our reaction

April 11, 2013  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Or they love our reaction

A vision of nerds tittering in a corner comes to mind here...

April 11, 2013  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

A vision of nerds tittering in a corner comes to mind here...

They surf the web while they pretend to be working.

Oh, wait.....

April 11, 2013  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

They surf the web while they pretend to be working.Oh, wait.....

We resemble that remark..

April 11, 2013  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

This site is run by incompetent morons.

True, but it has been competent morons that have done the most damage in this world. They are the ones to worry about.

April 11, 2013  11:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

They surf the web while they pretend to be working.Oh, wait.....

Do not!!!!!


<Looks over shoulder for boss>

April 11, 2013  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

At least this isn't going to be a two-week thread...

I'm sure the interns could find a way to stretch it out that long just to prove you wrong.... :^)

April 11, 2013  11:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Do not!!!!!<Looks over shoulder for boss>

First rule of office etiqit, sit with your back to a wall

April 11, 2013  11:15 AM ET

The guy has 5 career touchdowns and has never caught more than 44 receptions in a single season.

Let him go and take the draft pick. There shouldn't even be thought involved.

April 11, 2013  11:17 AM ET

And if you're worried about not having enough receiving options... there's this thing called the NFL Draft.

At least then you can draft a replacement who will still be on the team the following year.

April 11, 2013  11:26 AM ET

I think it's interesting that New England only offered him a one year deal, yet are willing to give up a third round pick to get him.

April 11, 2013  11:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I think it's interesting that New England only offered him a one year deal, yet are willing to give up a third round pick to get him.

I read an article elsewhere which speculated that the Patriots would likely re-sign Sanders to a long-term extension after this deal goes through.

April 11, 2013  01:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I think it's interesting that New England only offered him a one year deal, yet are willing to give up a third round pick to get him.

The Patriots have very few picks overall. They've traded away several of them in the late rounds. I suspect that they noticed how weak the overall Class of 2013 is a year or two ago, and made trades accordingly.

April 11, 2013  08:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I read an article elsewhere which speculated that the Patriots would likely re-sign Sanders to a long-term extension after this deal goes through.

I read the same article. I believe the thinking was that the Pats had a better chance of the Steelers not matching a one yr deal as it allows Sanders to be a UFA after next season if they do so.

 
April 11, 2013  10:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

They did this same story twice yesterday.

And it gets better each time. Steelers may have a tough time staying ahead of the Browns next year.

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