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Roethlisberger 'disappointed' he didn't hear from Emmanuel Sanders

Roethlisberger 'disappointed' he didn't hear from Emmanuel Sanders Photo: Keith Srakocic/Associated Press

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he is disappointed that former teammate Emmanuel Sanders didn’t reach out to him to clarify comments he made about Peyton Manning being a "far better leader" than Roethlisberger.

Sanders spent four seasons with the Steelers before signing a three-year, $15 million contract with the Denver Broncos this offseason. He said he did not regret the comments.

“He’s going to say whatever he can about the quarterback he is with,” Roethlisberger said to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I was more disappointed he didn’t reach out to me. I wish he would have reached out to me and just say that and I would have been fine with it.”

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