Steelers beat writer Gerry Dulac on the possibility that WR Emmanuel Sanders leaves via free agency:
"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. Their intent is to take a tall receiver early -- they have already indicated that to Ben Roethlisberger -- another indication that Sanders will be gone."
If the Steelers do replace Sanders with an early round draft pick, Wheaton will likely take over in the slot but may not be on the field in two-WR sets.