The Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to match the one-year, $2.5 million offer sheet given to restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders by the New England Patriots.
By matching the offer sheet, the Steelers will have roughly $750,000 in salary cap space until June 2nd rolls around unless other moves are made.
Sanders was drafted by the Steelers in the third round of 2010 draft out of SMU. Since being drafted, Sanders has recorded 94 regular season catches for 1,290 yards and 5 touchdowns in 40 games. In 2012, he had career highs in both receptions and yardage as he registered 44 catches for 626 yards and a touchdown.