Sanders Signs Offer with Pats
Ben Roethlisberger reportedly lobbying Steelers' Sanders
By Kareem Copeland
Published: April 12, 2013 at 1:55 PM PDT
Modified: April 12, 2013 at 2:04 PM PDT
Ben Roethlisberger has every right to be nervous.
It wasn't long ago that Mike Wallace , Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders were calling themselves the "Young Money Crew." Now they're getting money from other teams.
Wallace took five years and $60 million from the Miami Dolphins and Sanders has signed a one-year, $2.5 million offer shee t from the New England Patriots . The Steelers have until Sunday to match the offer or take a third-round pick from the Patriots .
Big Ben has lobbied coach Mike Tomlin and others within the organization to keep Sanders in black and gold, CBS Sports Jason La Canfora reported. Wallace and Sanders combined for 108 catches and 1,462 yards and nine touchdowns last season. Sanders had career-highs in receptions and yards in 2012 and just turned 26 years old.
La Canfora added that the final decision will likely be made by ownership . Roethlisberger might want to take the Rooneys to dinner Saturday night becuase he's quickly running out of weapons.
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