Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Wide Receiver Emmanuel Sanders to visit Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Emmanuel Sanders is scheduled to be the next player to visit One Buc Place.

Jason La Canfora of CBS confirms that Sanders will make a stop in Tampa Bay after his visit in Jacksonville concludes.

However, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Sanders likes what he sees in Jacksonville so the 26-year-old may not make it down to Tampa.

If the Bucs were able to sign Sanders though, it would be a major coup. The Bucs sorely lack a reliable slot receiver and Sanders would be an excellent addition.

The former SMU product possesses great speed and also has good hands, key requirements of a slot receiver. He can also run good routes.

Sanders is coming off of a career year for the Pittsburgh Steelers in which he caught 67 passes for 740 yards and six touchdowns.

The Bucs have reportedly hosted former Carolina Panthers wideout Ted Ginn so the Bucs definitely are exploring multiple options at filling the slot position, especially after the failures of Kevin Ogletree last season.

There is of course a chance the Bucs sign both Ginn and Sanders, and if so, their presence would add to one of the better receiving corps in the league already.

The priority for the Bucs though is to make sure they find a slot receiver they can keep on the team for years to come, rather than the revolving door Bucs fans have seen over recent years thus meaning Sanders, or Ginn, would be great additions.

Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers