We have yet to hear back from Jordan Woy, the agent for wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, but have no reason not to believe our contract report of 3 years, 2 million is not correct. (((Should be 1.8 million – Bad math and 3 years versus 4 years others received))). The picks just ahead of and just behind Sanders had signed and the contract numbers slot perfectly between Earl Mitchell of the Texans and Corey Peters of the Falcons. The only difference is both those players received 4 year deals. The Steelers have a long history of signing players drafted round 3 or later to only 3 year deals and the uncapped year was no different it seems. Sanders told Steelers Depot, ” I\’m just glad it\’s done and can\’t wait to ball”!
Steelers beat writer Scott Brown from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review joined Gregg Giannotti on his radio show to discuss how he thought Ben Roethlisberger fared in his one-on-one television interviews and which rookies performed well during the Steelers latest OTA session.
Steelers President, Art Rooney II sat down with Steelers Digest Editor, Bob Labriola for an one on one video interview you can watch here. Rooney II discusses Big Ben and what he has observed at the OTA\’s.
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Today is the deadline for the restricted free agents to sign their tender offers given to them by their respective teams. NFLLabor.com has the full breakdown on who remains unsigned and what it means if they do not sign.
Steelers linebackers LaMarr Woodley and Keyaron Fox, tackle Max Starks and cornerback Anthony Madison are giving back to the children in their communities by hosting football camps in their hometowns. Steelers.com has a full report on these events.
Former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis will sign copies of “NFL Dads Dedicated to Daughters: Inspiring Personal Accounts on Fatherhood” Saturday at noon at the Barnes and Noble Buckhead, 2900 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. Read more on the book here.
It’s going to be more like $1.8 million than $2 million. The picks before and after Sanders signed four-year deals, so their signing bonuses will be larger. Sanders’ will be somewhere around $580,000-585,000.
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