• Source: Pats sign Sanders to offer sheet

    Summary of 44 articles · Updated Apr 16, 2013
    Sunday night to match the offer sheet Sanders signed with the Patriots. The source said the offer sheet is a one-year, $2.5 million deal. The Steelers have five days until the end of Sunday to decide whether to match the offer or let Sanders go to the Patriots and receive a third-round draft choice from New England in return.  The Pats will have gotten Sanders a $1.2 million raise, and he’ll likely be grateful for that come next year. The New England Patriots weren't the only ones to offer Sanders a contract in free agency, and the Steelers might not be able to keep him beyond next season. La Canfora says that Roethlisberger has been trying to lobby head coach Mike Tomlin and members of the coaching staff to keep Sanders and to match the offer. Among NFL wide receivers, Sanders ranked 22nd in Football Outsiders' DVOA metric and has 94 receptions for 1,260 yards and five touchdowns in his 40-game NFL career. But if the Patriots send the Steelers their third-round draft pick they’ll be almost out of ammunition in the draft: They’ve already traded away their fourth-round pick for Aqib Talib, their fifth-round pick for Albert Haynesworth and their sixth-round pick for Chad Ochocinco.
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      Source: ESPN.com
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      Source: boston.com
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