One more for the list: WR Emmanuel Sanders in town


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It must be pretty crowded at Gillette Stadium today: yet another player is in town for a visit — receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

Sanders, who turns 26 on Sunday, is a restricted free agent, and the Steelers tendered him at the original round level, meaning that if another team were to offer him a contract, Pittsburgh would have the right to match it or receive a third-round draft pick, where Sanders was drafted in 2010.

If Sanders stays in Pittsburgh his 2013 salary will be $1.33 million.

Listed at 5-11, 186 pounds, Sanders is a fast, versatile receiver, capable of playing multiple positions.

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Playing in all 16 games last year (seven starts), the SMU product had 44 catches for 626 yards (14.2 yards per reception), though just one touchdown.

Pittsburgh is in a difficult cap situation, so depending on the contract the Patriots offered, it could be difficult for the Steelers to match.

The two sides could also work out a trade, as New England did with Miami in 2007 to get Wes Welker, who was also a restricted free agent at the time.