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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    Ask Mendy and James if they think this is true?

    I'm of the mindset Sanders has to go all out. He may fancy money like Wally, but he plays a different game. He's got a much different approach on the field and typically seeks out contact even on plays most WRs take off.
    Wrong position and age is why they aren't getting big contracts. Wide receivers are a hot commodity, so, average to above average and healthy will get you a payday as a receiver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papillon View Post
    Wrong position and age is why they aren't getting big contracts. Wide receivers are a hot commodity, so, average to above average and healthy will get you a payday as a receiver.

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    I think Sanders still has to prove he's got game. Plus just cause Miami overpaid for a WR doesn't mean everyone else will. These guys are still a dime a dozen. Heck San Diego picked up Danario Alexander off the couch in the middle of last season and he looked great. Look at what Brady does with guys like Welker and Edleman.

    I'm not sure there will be a huge market for Sanders unless he goes off this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    I think Sanders still has to prove he's got game. Plus just cause Miami overpaid for a WR doesn't mean everyone else will. These guys are still a dime a dozen. Heck San Diego picked up Danario Alexander off the couch in the middle of last season and he looked great. Look at what Brady does with guys like Welker and Edleman.

    I'm not sure there will be a huge market for Sanders unless he goes off this year.
    It only takes one team and Sanders has shown that he can make catches in the NFL. He won't get Wallace money, but he'll get a nice chunk of change (IMO) and probably more than the cash strapped Steelers can afford.

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    "sanders MAY sign elsewhere..."
    doesn't that also mean:
    "sanders may not..." ?
    shoot, that's not even news-worthy...
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    Sanders and agent are taking the chance that he may be a footnote next season given all the WR talent entering the league this draft season. It wouldn't take much for a few of these rookies to match Sanders numbers of last season. Law of supply and demand may work in the Steelers favor come this time next year. If I am the FO, I may take the same approach I did with Wallace and let Sanders play the season for his contract. It will also tell the Steelers whether this is the kind of player they want long-term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelhere10 View Post
    It will not be a waste, at worse we still get a high comp pick if he is signed for mega bucks. And still get a starter for cheap for a year.
    A fifth rounder...
    R1- T.J. Watt, OLB; Wisconsin
    R2- JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR; USC
    R3- Cameron Sutton, CB; Tennessee
    R3- James Conner, RB; Pittsburgh
    R4- Josh Dobbs, QB; Tennessee
    R5- Brian Allen, CB; Utah
    R6- Colin Holba, LS; Louisville
    R7- Keion Adams, OLB; Western Michigan

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    Emmanuel Sanders had several offers, agent says

    [URL]http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000159955/article/emmanuel-sanders-had-several-offers-says-agent[/URL]

    The [URL="http://www.nfl.com/teams/pittsburghsteelers/profile?team=PIT"]Pittsburgh Steelers[/URL] were forced to increase Emmanuel Sanders' salary from $1.3 million to $2.5 million after matching the [URL="http://www.nfl.com/teams/newenglandpatriots/profile?team=NE"]New England Patriots[/URL]' offer sheet. If the [URL="http://www.nfl.com/teams/pittsburghsteelers/profile?team=PIT"]Steelers[/URL] want to hang on to Sanders beyond 2013, it's going to cost them a lot more.

    Agent Jordan Woy told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that "[URL="http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/steelers/agent-sanders-may-opt-to-play-year-out-with-steelers-then-sign-elsewhere-683565/"]several teams[/URL]" made offers to Sanders in restricted free agency.
    The other teams must not have been offering as much money as the [URL="http://www.nfl.com/teams/newenglandpatriots/profile?team=NE"]Patriots[/URL], or Sanders would have chosen their offer sheet instead. The interest still has Sanders and Woy confident that there will be multiple bidders if they reach unrestricted free agency in 2014.
    While Sanders is "open" to a long-term deal with the [URL="http://www.nfl.com/teams/pittsburghsteelers/profile?team=PIT"]Steelers[/URL], Woy made it clear that it would have to come with a hefty raise.
    "We are also open to him playing the year out," Woy said. "It would have to be a very good deal for us to sign a multi-year agreement."
    The [URL="http://www.nfl.com/teams/pittsburghsteelers/profile?team=PIT"]Steelers[/URL] lost $1.2 million, turned down a third-round draft pick and ultimately might get nothing in return if Sanders walks next offseason. It was a costly mistake not to initially tender Sanders at the second-round level.
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    Emmanuel Sanders had several offers, agent says

    [URL="http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000159955/article/emmanuel-sanders-had-several-offers-says-agent"]http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000159955/article/emmanuel-sanders-had-several-offers-says-agent[/URL]

    The
    [URL="http://www.nfl.com/teams/pittsburghsteelers/profile?team=PIT"]Pittsburgh Steelers[/URL] were forced to increase Emmanuel Sanders' salary from $1.3 million to $2.5 million after matching the [URL="http://www.nfl.com/teams/newenglandpatriots/profile?team=NE"]New England Patriots[/URL]' offer sheet. If the [URL="http://www.nfl.com/teams/pittsburghsteelers/profile?team=PIT"]Steelers[/URL] want to hang on to Sanders beyond 2013, it's going to cost them a lot more.

    Agent Jordan Woy told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that "[URL="http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/steelers/agent-sanders-may-opt-to-play-year-out-with-steelers-then-sign-elsewhere-683565/"]several teams[/URL]" made offers to Sanders in restricted free agency.
    The other teams must not have been offering as much money as the [URL="http://www.nfl.com/teams/newenglandpatriots/profile?team=NE"]Patriots[/URL], or Sanders would have chosen their offer sheet instead. The interest still has Sanders and Woy confident that there will be multiple bidders if they reach unrestricted free agency in 2014.
    While Sanders is "open" to a long-term deal with the [URL="http://www.nfl.com/teams/pittsburghsteelers/profile?team=PIT"]Steelers[/URL], Woy made it clear that it would have to come with a hefty raise.
    "We are also open to him playing the year out," Woy said. "It would have to be a very good deal for us to sign a multi-year agreement."
    The [URL="http://www.nfl.com/teams/pittsburghsteelers/profile?team=PIT"]Steelers[/URL] lost $1.2 million, turned down a third-round draft pick and ultimately might get nothing in return if Sanders walks next offseason. It was a costly mistake not to initially tender Sanders at the second-round level.
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    Wow ...... after those comments, I wonder if the Steelers wish they would've just taken the 3rd rounder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelz09 View Post
    Wow ...... after those comments, I wonder if the Steelers wish they would've just taken the 3rd rounder.
    where is the outrage?

    wallace would have been crucified if he or his agent said something like this.

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