Can anyone confirm

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    I just found this

    http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2013/3/16/4111650/patriots-sign-emmanuel-sanders

     

    In what has become a back-and-forth news battle, add one more source to the "Emmanuel Sanders has signed an offer sheet" camp. Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette added late Friday to what Behind The Steel Curtain reported earlier - Sanders has been given an offer, but it is pending a physical, which was taking place Friday evening.

    Observer-Reporter's Dale Lolley reported he left town without a contract, but the ramifications are really where the news is. The Steelers are in something of a salary cap bind, and would not be expected to match an offer from another team for Sanders, a fourth-year player out of SMU. He's shown talent in his career, but injury concerns have dogged him throughout his time in Pittsburgh.

    Would The Steelers Match An Offer? Just how valuable is Emmanuel Sanders to the Steelers offense?

    The Patriots and Steelers both lost important wide receivers when Wes Welker signed with the Broncos and Mike Wallace left for Miami. The Patriots nabbing Sanders would cost them a third round pick, but they would gain a vitally important dynamic receivers who can make plays inside the hashes and outside the numbers.

    New England signed Danny Amendola, another injury-plagued receiver, earlier in free agency, but with Tom Brady having accepted an extension that's well below market value, the Patriots' move into restricted free agency smacks of "right now" more than "right." While Sanders has shown he can be a productive player, the kind of money he'd likely want to leave the only team he's played for could inflate his value somewhat.

    However, given the Steelers' immediate cap concerns, a front-loaded contract with a hefty chunk of cash up front could simply be all it takes for the Steelers to decline to match.

    Think of it like a poison pill without the poison. If the Patriots gave him $7 million up front over a four-year deal, the cap hit would be easily absorbed by the Patriots. The Steelers, however, would have to add another $500,000 to this year's salary cap - not something they want to do. The Patriots could easily absorb it, and it wouldn't be a bad gamble, considering their lack of depth at receiver and the relatively low price (a third round pick and $1.75 million cap charge over four years). Also, Sanders is still young, as he will turn 26 on March 17.

    Update: The Washington-Observer is reporting that Sanders has left New England without signing the offer sheet, contradicting the the report from the Post Gazette. Dale Lolley reports that the Patriots are mulling over an offer sheet for Sanders.

     
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    Confirmed, they signed his tender.

     

     
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    Good now we take a DT in the first. Maybe grab a CB and or a OLB. Use the 7ths and udfa on WR.

     
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    http://nesn.com/2013/04/report-patriots-submit-offer-sheet-to-steelers-wide-receiver-emmanuel-sanders/

    Another source.

     
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    In response to Philskiw1's comment:

    Good now we take a DT in the first. Maybe grab a CB and or a OLB. Use the 7ths and udfa on WR.



    I seriously doubt BB would draft a DT when he's signed Kelly and Armstead, he also has Deadrick, Love and Pryor in camp for competition. More than likely, BB will go after an edge rusher. We have a need at LDE more than at DT, if Kelly can stay healthy, being teamed up with Wilfork would be a good enough DT combo. 

    Tommy Kelly is no Haynesworth, he's very much a BB type player. 

     
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    Good now we take a DT in the first. Maybe grab a CB and or a OLB. Use the 7ths and udfa on WR.

     



    I seriously doubt BB would draft a DT when he's signed Kelly and Armstead, he also has Deadrick, Love and Pryor in camp for competition. More than likely, BB will go after an edge rusher. We have a need at LDE more than at DT, if Kelly can stay healthy, being teamed up with Wilfork would be a good enough DT combo. 

     

    Tommy Kelly is no Haynesworth, he's very much a BB type player. 




    I see it as he would.  Just to be ready for the future. Wilfork 32, Kelly the same and still unknown. Armestead the same. You can work a guy up with out having to force him in before he's ready. It wont be but a few years that Wilfork won't be able to play 80% of the snaps.

     
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