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).