Here's what I read earlier today from AP:
Wide receiver Travis Taylor will likely be lost for a month with a groin pull, so if Jamal Lewis is bottled up again, quarterback Kyle Boller's limited selection of targets will include Heap, Kevin Johnson, rookie Devard Darling and the seldom-used Randy Hymes.
"It's time for the younger guys to step up," Billick said.
Billick is hesitant to use Sanders at the position, mainly because he wants Prime Time to fully adjust to his new role as a nickel back before unleashing him on opposing defenses. But Sanders hasn't dismissed the possibility of lining up as a wide receiver Sunday.
"Hopefully we work on some things this week and I get an opportunity to make some things happen offensively," he said. "Once I get the ball in my hands, I know what to do with it."
Standing on the sideline Sunday in Cleveland was difficult for Sanders, who didn't end his three-year retirement merely to watch his teammates play.
"I know they want to take it slow with me, and that this is a marathon rather than a sprint, but I really want to get in there and do something," he said. "I want to help this team in any way possible. If that means catching more punts, or even clearing out things to let Todd Heap come up under me, that's what I want to do."