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The first task for Sanders in 2012 is to prove that he’s healthy enough to play regularly. If he is able to do that, he could wind up starting for the Steelers opposite Antonio Brown. Mike Wallace is showing no signs of ending his holdout. If Wallace does come in, Sanders will likely work as the primary slot receiver.
Regardless of where he plays, a healthy season from Sanders is almost assuredly going to help him be a breakout player. He had a surprising rookie season in which many thought he had laid the groundwork for a starting job. Injuries robbed him of that, but now he’s getting a second lease on life.
I think this will be a big year from Sanders regardless of where he plays. He’s an electrifying playmaker just like Brown and he has the intelligence and versatility to play anywhere on the field.