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Steelers RB Isaac Redman Signs $1.323 Million Restricted Tender

According to the official daily transaction release issued Thursday by the NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman has signed his $1.323 million restricted tender offer and is now under contract for the 2013 season. The deadline for restricted free agents to receive offer sheets from other teams is Friday. Redman, who was originally signed […]

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Steelers Sign NT Steve McLendon To A Three Year Contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers nipped the situation with nose tackle Steve McLendon in the bud on Thursday as Adam Schefter of ESPN reports via Twitter that McLendon signed a three-year deal with a max value of $7.25 million that included $1.675 million guaranteed and $5 million in the first two years of the deal. McLendon, a […]

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Steelers Have Very Few Options Should NT Steve McLendon Wind Up With The Packers

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers decide to match the one-year, $2.5 million offer sheet given to restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, and now that the Green Bay Packers have had restricted free agent nose tackle Steve McLendon in for a visit, all of the focus has shifted to his situation. I have already […]

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Packers Need To Offer NT Steve McLendon $2 Million Plus To Make It Tough For Steelers To Match

It was reported Wednesday evening that Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent nose tackle Steve McLendon visited with the Green Bay Packers. While no offer sheet has been signed as of yet, the obvious question being asked, is how much could the Steelers afford to match. The Steelers currently have $742,760.00 in cap space at their […]

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Steelers Free Agent NT Steve McLendon Visited With The Packers On Wednesday

Restrictive free agents have until Friday to sign their tender offers, and in an interesting development, Howard Balzer reports Wednesday via Twitter that Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon has visited with the Green Bay Packers today. April 19 is deadline for restricted free agents to submit offer sheets. Steelers RFA NT Steve McLendon visited […]

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Steelers RB Isaac Redman & NT Steve McLendon Expected To Sign Tenders This Week

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to match the $2.5 million offer sheet given to restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders by the New England Patriots, several are suggesting that they should rescind the $1.323 million tender offer to running back Isaac Redman in order to sign free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw. […]

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Steelers Match Emmanuel Sanders Offer Sheet

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 […]

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Vote: Should The Steelers Match The Emmanuel Sanders Offer Sheet Or Take The Pick?

We do not have long to wait until the Pittsburgh Steelers make their decision as to whether or not to match the one-year, $2.5 million offer sheet signed by restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders with the the New England Patriots. You should know all of the pros and cons of keeping Sanders or […]

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Report: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Wants Team To Match Emmanuel Sanders Offer Sheet

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports Friday on Twitter that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is lobbying the front office and head coach Mike Tomlin hard to match the one-year, $2.5 million offer sheet that restricted free agent Emmanuel Sanders signed with the New England Patriots. Big Ben has been lobbying hard to retain […]

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CBA Rules Regarding Contract Extensions As It Relates To Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders

A few people have asked about what rules the New England Patriots must follow in regard to giving restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders an extension should the Pittsburgh Steelers not match the one-year, $2.5 million offer sheet that he signed. Here is what the CBA says about it restricted free agents and offer […]

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Patriots Offer Sheet Signed By Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders Only $2.5 Million, Not $4 Million

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports on Twitter that Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders only signed an offer sheet worth $2.5 million, and not $4 million as it was previously reported. This difference in amount really changes my opinion on the whole situation. In fact, the Steelers already have enough cap room […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Made His Thoughts Clear On Emmanuel Sanders Situation In March

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was asked about the possibility of losing restricted free agent Emmanuel Sanders a few weeks at the owners meetings and was pretty straight forward with his response. “We’ll wait to see what fits. If a player makes sense, if we think he’s a better player and we can make […]

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Don\’t Expect Steelers To Match Patriots Offer Sheet To Emmanuel Sanders

Despite everything that you are currently reading from the major media, don\’t expect the Pittsburgh Steelers to match the one-year offer sheet that restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has now signed with the New England Patriots. The offer is believed to be about $4 million and matching it would require perhaps an unwanted […]

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Report: Patriots Sign Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders To Offer Sheet

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports is reporting on Wednesday that the New England Patriots have signed Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to an offer sheet. The offer sheet is believed to be a one -year deal. The Steelers, who currently have just under two million in available salary cap space […]

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Deadline For Teams To Sign Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders To An Offer Sheet Is April 19th

It has been well over a week now since it was first reported that Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders had his visit with the New England Patriots, and he has yet to sign an offer sheet with them. So how much time exactly do the Patriots, or any other team for […]

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Still No Offer Sheet For Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders

It has been almost one week now since it was first reported that Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders visited with the New England Patriots. Despite several national media and blog sites reporting that they had sources telling them that Sanders had received and signed an offer sheet, the Steelers third-round draft […]

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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 […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Says Team Still Hasnt Received Offer Sheet For Emmanuel Sanders From Patriots

It is now Sunday and Bob Labriola reports via Twitter today that Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert still has yet to received an offer sheet for restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders from the New England Patriots. Sanders, who visited with the Patriots on Friday, was erroneously reported by several media and blog […]

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Steelers RFA Filtering Process Could Wind Up Costing Them WR Emmanuel Sanders

A few days ago, I wrote about how the Pittsburgh Steelers had made use of restricted free agency as a quick filtering system over the course of the last several years. That practice consisted of them signing draft picks selected in the third round or later to three-year contracts as opposed to four-year contracts like […]

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Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders Takes To Facebook To Discuss Situation With Patriots

Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has taken to his Facebook page to discuss his current situation with his fans following his Friday visit with the New England Patriots. Sanders let his fans know that the Patriots are interested in him and that it\’s just that at this point. “I have NOT […]

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CBA Restricted Free Agents Offer Sheet & Right Of First Refusal Procedures

I have been asked several questions about Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders regarding his visit with the New England Patriots on Friday. Some reports suggest that he has a signed offer sheet in hand, while others say the Steelers have yet to be informed about it. Sanders, according to the rules […]

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Report: Steelers Haven\’t Been Notified About WR Emmanuel Sanders Receiving Offer Sheet From Patriots

There have been several reports on Twitter in the last hour that state Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has received an offer sheet from the New England Patriots. Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports via Twitter that the Steelers have not be informed that Sanders has been presented an […]

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Don\’t Forget The Displacement Cost Of Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders

One last thought on Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who is visiting the New England Patriots today. I forgot to talk about Sanders\’ own displacement cost of $1.323 million, which is the original round tender that he is currently wearing. That $1.323 million essentially becomes free money should Sanders sign an […]

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Could The Steelers Match A Patriots Offer To WR Emmanuel Sanders?

Now that Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is busy making a visit to the New England Patriots, several people are wondering if the organization will try to retain their former third round draft pick, should he sign an offer sheet, and if they do, where will the extra cap space come […]

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Looking At Why The Patriots Are Going After Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders

The New England Patriots are reportedly hosting Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders for a visit on Friday and here are some details associated with why they might be doing it, and the options that the Steelers have. The Patriots have five draft picks in 2013 for starters. One in each of […]

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Report: Patriots Hosting Steelers Restricted Free Agent WR Emmanuel Sanders For A Visit

According to Adam Schefter on Twitter, the New England Patriots are hosting Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders for a visit on Friday. Sanders was issued a $1.323 million original round tender last week. That means if he were to sign an offer sheet with the Patriots, and the Steelers not match […]

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