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    Pats sign Sanders to offer sheet

    http://espn.go.com/boston/nfl/story/...r-sheet-source


    The New England Patriots have signed Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free-agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to an offer sheet, a league source said.

    The source said the offer sheet is a one-year deal. The Steelers have five days to decide whether to match the offer or let Sanders go to the Patriots and receive a third-round draft choice from New England in return.

    The money in the offer sheet won't scare Pittsburgh, sources said. But Sanders can leave in a year as an unrestricted free agent. Instead of risking losing him with no compensation after the 2012 season, the Steelers could opt to take New England's third-round pick now.

    Sanders, 26, is a quick, athletic receiver who caught a career-high 44 passes in 2012, doubling his production from the previous season.

    He received an original-round tender from the Steelers only because of the team's salary-cap restraints this offseason.

    Sanders was expected to replace Mike Wallace, who signed with the Miami Dolphins this offseason, in the starting lineup opposite Antonio Brown.

    The only Steelers wide receivers with any experience right now are Brown, Jerricho Cotchery, Plaxico Burress and David Gilreath.

    The Patriots have a need at receiver after losing Wes Welker in free agency to the Denver Broncos and releasing Brandon Lloyd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LockeJET View Post
    http://espn.go.com/boston/nfl/story/...r-sheet-source


    The New England Patriots have signed Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free-agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to an offer sheet, a league source said.

    The source said the offer sheet is a one-year deal. The Steelers have five days to decide whether to match the offer or let Sanders go to the Patriots and receive a third-round draft choice from New England in return.

    The money in the offer sheet won't scare Pittsburgh, sources said. But Sanders can leave in a year as an unrestricted free agent. Instead of risking losing him with no compensation after the 2012 season, the Steelers could opt to take New England's third-round pick now.

    Sanders, 26, is a quick, athletic receiver who caught a career-high 44 passes in 2012, doubling his production from the previous season.

    He received an original-round tender from the Steelers only because of the team's salary-cap restraints this offseason.

    Sanders was expected to replace Mike Wallace, who signed with the Miami Dolphins this offseason, in the starting lineup opposite Antonio Brown.

    The only Steelers wide receivers with any experience right now are Brown, Jerricho Cotchery, Plaxico Burress and David Gilreath.

    The Patriots have a need at receiver after losing Wes Welker in free agency to the Denver Broncos and releasing Brandon Lloyd.
    God I hope the Steelers match!

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    I will be shocked if the Steelers match. The deal was structured as a one-year deal to minimize the chance that they would match. It also wouldn't surprise me if the offer sheet with the Pats was accompanied by an (illegal?) under-the-table agreement to sign him to a longer deal after the dust settles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFCEastFan View Post
    accompanied by an (illegal?) under-the-table agreement to sign him to a longer deal after the dust settles.
    the pats would not do that

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetster View Post
    God I hope the Steelers match!
    What you on about? Kyle Wilson gonna lock this b1tch down!

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    um we are talking about Sanders....a mediocre WR....you are gasping like they signed andre johnson lol



    Quote Originally Posted by jetster View Post
    God I hope the Steelers match!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sect313 View Post
    the pats would not do that
    Of course not.

    Maybe a $500K roster bonus for each game played in Pennsylvania? I'm sure they pushed the envelope here somehow, which is the main reason I doubt Pittsburgh will match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetsfreak View Post
    um we are talking about Sanders....a mediocre WR....you are gasping like they signed andre johnson lol
    But he instantly becomes the Pats #2 WR and leaves Pittsburgh without their projected #2. Winner Winner Chicken Dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuidoYaztremski View Post
    But he instantly becomes the Pats #2 WR and leaves Pittsburgh without their projected #2. Winner Winner Chicken Dinner.
    I think the Steelers match.. they have no WRs?
    Lost Wallace, they have Brown
    Big Ben will not be happy going into next season.

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    Report: Steelers likely to match Pats' offer sheet for Emmanuel Sanders http://wp.me/p14QSB-89qs

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    Belichick = genius.

    Another Pats heist.

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    Smart move by the Pats. The Steelers put a pretty low value on the guy it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sec.101row23 View Post
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    Report: Steelers likely to match Pats' offer sheet for Emmanuel Sanders http://wp.me/p14QSB-89qs
    Look for Steelers to try to get some payback in the future.
    I think there is an unwritten "code" within this league on these tenders
    The Owners in their, wink, wink, meetings, figuring out another cheap way to keep a team together.

    How many times have you seen other teams go after tendered players?
    Not many, but BB could care less, I'm sure he's a hated man anyway & he knows it. Kraft would do anything for another champion, he's gone a decade now & he's seeing the window closing fast knowing that he's gonna have to beat the likes of the 49ers or Seahawks, who have defenses WAY BEYOND where the Pats are right now.
    He's got that huge boondoggle called Patriots place but deep down he knows damn well as soon as Bradys done it will be an empty canyon.
    No fans are front runners like New England fans. Just think back to the Celtics playing in an echo chamber, helloooo, hellooo, hellooo, is there anybody here?
    Gillette in 2015.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetster View Post
    He's got that huge boondoggle called Patriots place but deep down he knows damn well as soon as Bradys done it will be an empty canyon.
    Despite my predictions Patriots Place is a goldmine. Building another hotel and 2 new anchor stores.

    Kraft is a lot of things...but he has built the Pats brand brilliantly.

    As much as I hate it, he has perfected the "fan experience" bringing in the casual fans and the pink hats.

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    steelers have been a head scratcher all off season......not sure what they are planning to do...they have taken some losses and I see no replacements.




    Quote Originally Posted by GuidoYaztremski View Post
    But he instantly becomes the Pats #2 WR and leaves Pittsburgh without their projected #2. Winner Winner Chicken Dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    Despite my predictions Patriots Place is a goldmine. Building another hotel and 2 new anchor stores.

    Kraft is a lot of things...but he has built the Pats brand brilliantly.

    As much as I hate it, he has perfected the "fan experience" bringing in the casual fans and the pink hats.
    I'm guessing you were not on the casino bandwagon? Is that you at 1:30 in this video?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goafAlrrSoQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFCEastFan View Post
    I'm guessing you were not on the casino bandwagon? Is that you at 1:30 in this video?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goafAlrrSoQ
    I was for the Casino. (And for Patriots Place...I just didn't think it would do as well as it has...who the feck wants to come to Foxboro to shop? Frankly, I still don't get it.))

    LOLz at those folks wanting to protect the beauty that is Route 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    Despite my predictions Patriots Place is a goldmine. Building another hotel and 2 new anchor stores.

    Kraft is a lot of things...but he has built the Pats brand brilliantly.

    As much as I hate it, he has perfected the "fan experience" bringing in the casual fans and the pink hats.
    Common MAN!!!....Patriot's Place is no Xanadu, y'know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFCEastFan View Post
    I'm guessing you were not on the casino bandwagon? Is that you at 1:30 in this video?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goafAlrrSoQ
    nahh, cmon man

    that guy isn't even fat

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    Sanders could be the NEXT Chad Ochocinco for the Pats


    add him to the next Albert Haynesworth they just scarfed up from the Raidaz and it's clear that BB the genius still has the touch

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