Steelers News: Steelers to let Emmanuel Sanders walk, draft wide receiver early?

In Steelers news tonight, the Pittsburgh Steelers' offseason plans for their wide receiving corps look to be taking shape, and one of the Steelers' talented young wide-outs may be looking elsewhere for employment.

According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pittsburgh Steelers may be perfectly content to let 26-year-old receiver Emmanuel Sanders walk via free agency, and piece together a replacement plan from the current roster and the 2014 NFL Draft--

"I think they will stick with what they have, plus draft a tall receiver in the first or second round. I think they will let Sanders leave in free agency for a number of reasons and are perfectly comfortable thinking Markus Wheaton will not only replace him, but also be a much better receiver."

Dulac went on to reinforce the notion that the 26-year-old Sanders, who has spent the first four years of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has most likely seen his last snap in the Steel City:

"Their intent is to take a tall receiver early -- they have already indicated that to Ben Roethlisberger -- another indication that Sanders will be gone."

Emmanuel Sanders posted career highs for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season in receptions (67), receiving yards (740), and touchdowns (6).

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