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He's proven that he's capable of succeeding without Mike Wallace there to take away the double teams. He's made some highlight-reel plays this preseason.
At this point, he seems poised to make that contract extension he just signed seem like a huge bargain.
I'll go ahead and predict that he doesn't skip any of the regular season. I don't think he can just show up after the Steelers play the Panthers on August 30th, however.
He needs to come in for at least one game or he'll be on the shelf until he gets some reps and gets this offense down pat.
Right now, by holding out, he's only hurting himself and looking like a selfish jerk.
Emmanuel Sanders (Slot)
Sanders has been a nice playmaker and will be the guy starting if Wallace continues his holdout into the regular season.
He has to stay healthy. So far, he's been just fine and keeps showing why he went into last season as the player the Steelers thought would become a star.
Antonio Brown lived that dream. This could be the season Sanders does the same thing.
Cotchery is the possession guy. He's not blazing fast like the team's top three, but he does do the heavy lifting over the middle and in the red zone.
Getting him involved in tight spots near the goal line is going to be essential if the Steelers are to improve their scoring this year.
I've liked what I've seen from Beiler. He's made nice plays and shown good speed and command of his route responsibilities.
He hasn't gotten a ton of looks, but he's done what the team has asked. He's been much more consistent than Toney Clemons.
If things started for real tomorrow, Gilreath did enough on Sunday night against the Colts to merit making this roster. Offensively, no other wide receiver has been more impressive.
Toney Clemons shows too much inconsistency. Things could change in the next two weeks, but right now this is where the cut line sits.