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Steelers match offer for Sanders

Restricted free agent had offer sheet from Patriots. Terry McCormick

Print This April 14, 2013, 08:56 PM EST

The Pittsburgh Steelers have elected to match the offer sheet in order to retain wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

Sanders had signed an offer with the New England Patriots for $2.5 million for one season last week.

But agent Jordan Woy, who represents Sanders, tweeted that the Steelers have opted to match the deal to retain the receiver.

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