Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is set to become a free agent in March, and it appears that he could be on his way out the door in the Steel City. Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently passed along his belief that the Steelers will be letting Sanders walk during the free agency period.
“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 wrote.
Dulac also added that the Steelers plan to select a “tall wide receiver” in either the first or second round and that they have informed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of their plan.
Mike Evans of Texas A&M, who will likely be on the board when Pittsburgh is on the clock with their No. 15 pick, is a player that certainly fits that description.
Last offseason, the New England Patriots attempted to steal Sanders away from the Steelers when he was a restricted free agent, but they were unsuccessful. Their previous interest could make them a team to watch when he becomes available.