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Emmanuel Sanders Hopes To Play Against The Browns Despite Knee Injury


On Monday, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said during his pres conference that wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders suffered a lateral meniscus injury in the first half of the Sunday game against the Green Bay Packers and he deemed hi questionable for the game this coming Sunday against the Cleveland Browns as a result. On Tuesday, Sanders updated his condition when he talked to the media.

According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sanders said he got good news from the MRI that was done on his knee and while it’s still sore, he would like to play against the Browns.

Sanders will of course be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and being as he already has put up career numbers heading into the regular season finale, it will be interesting to see if he plays if not 100%. The Steelers are still alive for a playoff spot, however, so that will likely factor into the final decision.

If this were a meaningless game, there is no doubt in my mind that Sanders would miss it. We’ll just have see how the rest of the week plays out as he apparently didn’t do much in practice on Tuesday.

According to Will Graves of the Associated Press, Sanders believes he’s shown all 32 teams this season that he can be explosive player. As Graves also points out, the former SMU product appears to be resigned to the fact that he will not be in Pittsburgh next season because of the issues the team faces as far as the salary cap goes.

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  • treeher

    Some team will overpay for his services, just like Dolphins did with Wallace.

  • Elijah Stevenson

    I wonder if Sanders will originally go to the patriots next season since he’ll b a free agent. With gronk being inconsistent with his injuries I c them picking him up

  • Jacob Dixon

    I hope so

  • alevin16

    Whether he plays or not he will still be overpaid by another team (or he will go to the Cheatriots and somehow they will get away with paying him a dollar)

  • Guest

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  • METAL_HAMMER

    Deck the Browns with home field fury, falalalala,lalalala!

    Tis the season to crush Campbell, falalalala, lalalala!

    Smash the Browns with fists of fury, falalalala, lalalala!

    Down with Campbell, he’s a wussie, falalalala, lalalala!

    See the stinking Browns before us, falalalala, lalalala!

    Strike them down and smash their faces, falalalala, lalalala!

    Follow me in a merry Black & Gold Christmas, falalalala, lalalala!

    Stepping on the Browns like poop-filled dishes, falalalala, lalalala!

    Wipe away their crap from our cleats, falalalala, lalalala!

    Hale the steelers as we whip them, falalalala, lalalala!

    Sing and wave our towels together, falalalala, lalalala!

    Regardless of the windy weather, falalalala, lalalala!

    We will prove that we’re their better, falalalala, lalalala!

    As we torture them with pleasure, falalalala, lalalala!!!!!!! lol

    - Steel M A Niac

  • Steve

    Sanders will be a 2nd or 3rd WR where he goes, but I don’t see him being a #1 reciever. The Pats need a go to guy and Sanders won’t get it, we should have let them have him for what we paid, it was too much.

  • steeltown

    Im indifferent about him playing in this last game.. and I guess honestly I’d rather him sit giving Wheaton and Moye more playing time

  • Michael Wright

    Just like you to hide!

    I will post with my real name!

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