Emmanuel Sanders may have violated some unwritten rules when he signed with the Broncos this weekend, but the fact remains that his expected departure leaves the Pittsburgh Steelers quite thin at wide receiver.
Moore, who will be 31 when the season starts, saw his production dip from 65 catches for 1,041 yards in 2012 to 37 for 457 last year. He could probably be a capable third option for Ben Roethlisberger, which is especially relevant now that free agent Jerricho Cotchery is being courted by the Panthers.
Cotchery, 31, is looking to parlay his most effective season since 2009 into a bigger paycheck. The former Jet snagged a team-best 10 receiving touchdowns in 2013 as part of his 46-catch, 602-yard output. In his third year with the Steelers, Cotchery appeared to develop a good on-field rapport with Roethlisberger.
Because of that, even if Moore or someone else comes aboard via free agency, it appears the Steelers will be hunting at least one pass-catcher in the draft.