According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steelers rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton is expected to fall behind in learning Pittsburgh’s offense since he’ll have to miss this week’s OTA’s.
Adjust to life without Mike Wallace. Wallace is gone and while Emmanuel Sanders is projected to take over his spot at split end at least for one year, third-round pick Markus Wheaton will miss all of the OTAs because final exams at Oregon State aren’t until June 10-14. NFL rules prohibit him from participating until then. That won’t help Wheaton’s learning curve.
Hopefully Wheaton can catch up at some point, since the Steelers are going to need their receivers to step up with Wallace now in Miami.
Wheaton was very productive during his final year at Oregon State. He recorded 91 receptions, 1,244 yards and 11 touchdowns.
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