Ostensibly, the Steelers signed Lance Moore to replace Jerricho Cotchery. Not only did Cotchery provide Pittsburgh with a team-high 10 touchdowns last season but also his veteran experience. During OTAs, Moore has been mentoring Markus Wheaton, another undersized receiver. At age 30, he’ll turn 31 later this summer, Moore says he still has plenty of good football left in him.
Cotchery's 10 touchdowns led to a #31 finish last year, while the now-departed Emmanuel Sanders finished #35. These are the two players that Moore and Wheaton are being asked to replace.