Could The Colts Also Be After Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders?

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has been stirring up quite a bit of noise on Twitter over the course of the last few days.

On Saturday, Irsay wanted to let Colts fans know via Twitter that they are working on a deal and that they were very close to making that deal work. He also later hinted that the player they were looking to acquire plays wide receiver.

Many started to speculate that Irsay might be intending to go after New York Giants unrestricted free agent wide receiver Victor Cruz, but the Colts owner shot that down as a possibility on Sunday at the owners\’ meetings.

If it is indeed a restricted free agent that Irsay is after, you have to wonder if he might have his sights set on Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who visited with the New England Patriots on Friday.

Sanders posted on his Facebook page Saturday that he hasn\’t been given or signed an offer sheet with the Patriots yet. In addition to that, Sanders also wrote that right now there are teams interested and that he is just checking things out. Teams? Perhaps the Colts could be in the running with the Patriots for his services.

The Colts could use a third wide receiver to go along with Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton, and you have to admit that Sanders would fit well in that offense. He would also succeed Wayne when he finally hangs up his cleats.

Now, Irsay certainly could be hinting that a trade is in the works just the same, so we will just have to wait and see what ultimately happens.

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said on Sunday that the team has yet to receive a signed restricted offer sheet for Sanders as of yet. That could change as soon as Monday.

This is just speculation, mind you, but it does add up, especially if Cruz is not a player that Irsay is targeting.

  • steeltown

    Well, atleast the Colts 3rd rd pick is slightly higher than New Englands

  • Mr irrelevant

    I doubt its the colts. They traded their 2nd for vontae Davis so they’d be without a pick from 1st to 4th round.

  • mghjr88

    Hopefully he is talking about Denario Alexander

  • hergieburbur

    Last year he was working on a blockbuster trade for Wallace that the Steelers knew nothing about… Can’t put stock in anything Irsay says.

  • Dan

    That’s the spirit! 🙂
    …And why does an NFL owner have a Twitter account? I’m pretty sure every NFL team has a paid PR dept.

  • SteelSpine

    Until or unless there is anything to it, I suppose could make the case that any team could be interested in having a depth receiver or upgrading at a depth receiver.

  • Steelers32

    I read somewhere that the Cards were also talking to him or rumored too…

  • Kyle Owens

    Perfect, maybe the Patriots will up the ante and give us a 2nd RD for Manny. Either way I hope it happens.

  • Ahmad

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • wolverine

    Steeler nation please answer.
    Would you rather have Sanders, or M.Lattimore and $900.000 to sign Breaston.