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Steelers should let Sanders go

There's still about two days for this to officially play out, but the Pittsburgh Steelers shouldn't be wasting any more time deciding the fate of wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

Tell him they won't match the offer by the New England Patriots and take their third-round pick.

Sanders is a fine receiver, but I don't expect much more from him in the Steelers' offense.

Sanders' stock didn't rise until the Patriots showed interest. Now, people want to make Sanders out as an indispensable part of the offense.

He can be replaced.

The Steelers need the cap room and they need the draft pick.

They don't need Sanders as much.

Give Kevin Colbert and staff some credit. They know what they're doing.

Let's look at the team after the draft and see who else they sign as free agents.


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