Emmanuel Sanders on track to play for Steelers on Sunday

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Sunday’s win over the Lions happened despite the departure of Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders.  In two days, the Steelers most likely will have Sanders back when they travel to Cleveland to face the Browns.

Sanders fully participated in practice all week with the foot injury, and he is officially listed as probable for Sunday.

“Probable” means that Sanders is a virtual certainty to be available for normal duty.

Also probable for the Steelers are guard Ramon Foster (ankle), center Fernando Velasco (center), tackle Kelvin Beachum (hip), and tight end Heath Miller (not injury related).

Questionable are linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf) and defensive end Brett Keisel (foot).  Safety Shamarko Thomas (ankle) and linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring) are out.

For the season, Sanders has 42 catches for 509 yards and two touchdowns.  He’s due to become a free agent in March.

The Steelers and Browns are each 4-6, which is good enough to be very much alive for a playoff berth.