The new Yardbarker app is here! Install on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You can also find us in Google Newsstand.


Markus Wheaton Could Be X-Factor for Steelers

Due to an injury-riddled rookie season in 2013, Markus Wheaton was a bit of a question mark entering the 2014 campaign. To his credit, the former third round pick responded to his extended playing time and did a fine job for the Steelers in his second professional season.By the end of the year, the speedy wide receiver emerged as a reliable weapon and racked up 53 catches for 644...
Via Pro Football Spot
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WR Markus Wheaton adjusting to new role in offense

Pittsburgh Steelers third-year receiver Markus Wheaton had expectations of being the No. 2 receiver opposite Antonio Brown, but with the development of Martavis Bryant, he's now penciled in as the team's third wideout. Wheaton had a solid 2014 campaign with 53 catches for 644 yards and two touchdowns; however, that wasn't enough to hold off Bryant, who became a touchdown machine...
Via 60 Max Power O
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers WR Wheaton excited to play the slot

With Martavis Bryant emerging as a big play threat on the outside for the Steelers, it was a natural progression to move Markus Wheaton to the inside. Wheaton saw 119 reps n the slot last season, but he wasn't completely comfortable with the role since he never really played there in college. With a full offseason to learn the nuances of the position, the 5-foot-11, 182-pound receiver...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Markus Wheaton moving to the slot will make the offense unstoppable

The Pittsburgh Steelers are already home to one of the league’s best offenses. Any time you have a franchise quarterback like Big Ben with a Pro Bowl back in Le’Veon Bell, mixed with an All-Pro receiver by the name of Antonio Brown, it’s makes it nearly impossible for defenses to stop them. Even beyond Brown, the Steelers are deep at wide receiver. Former Clemson product Martavis...
Via cover32
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers WR Markus Wheaton ‘Excited’ About Increased Slot Work

After catching 53 passes for 644 yards in his second season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, wide receiver Markus Wheaton will be expected to build on that performance in 2015. That challenge figures to include him playing more in the slot this year and that’s something that he didn’t do a lot of when he was […] Steelers WR Markus Wheaton ‘Excited’ About Increased Slot Work...
Via Steelers Depot
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Markus Wheaton’s 2014 Reception Chart

Being as there has been quite a bit of discussion about Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton over the course of the last few days, I thought I would make graphic for you to show where his catches took place last season. It seems like many of you remember him catching quite a few third […] Markus Wheaton’s 2014 Reception Chart is a post from: The post Markus Wheaton’s...
Via Steelers Depot
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Midseason Dip Should Not Define Markus Wheaton’s 2014 Performance

During his second season last year, the first in which he got any kind of meaningful playing time, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton entered the starting lineup, ultimately starting 11 games, catching 53 passes for 744 yards, and adding two touchdowns in the process. He added an additional five receptions for 66 yards in […] Midseason Dip Should Not Define Markus...
Via Steelers Depot
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Want WR Markus Wheaton To Improve His YAC In 2015

I dedicated one of my Thursday posts to a few receiving stats from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 season and in it I included the average yards after catch numbers. If you read that post, you probably noticed that wide receiver Markus Wheaton had a very low YAC average last season and come to find out, […] Steelers Want WR Markus Wheaton To Improve His YAC In 2015 is a post from...
Via Steelers Depot
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers weekly rewind: Cam Heyward rocks, Markus Wheaton surprises and the Top 5 Steelers free agents

Check out below for some of the week’s best NFL and Pittsburgh Steelers articles from cover32 and cover32/pit! Pittsburgh Steelers Cam Heyward and the future of the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line Are you one of those ‘Armchair Kipers?’ Do James Harrison and Santonio Holmes want to return to Pittsburgh? What new changes are coming to Heinz Field? Getting to know...
Via cover32 - Steelers
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Breakout Could Be on Horizon for Wheaton in 2014

When I started looking at Markus Wheaton last year (before he was drafted), I thought that he looked ready to step into the Steelers offense immediately. Wheaton was a small-ish receiver that was dangerous in space, and was used a number of ways at Oregon State. He had a quick first step, which allowed him to get a lot of work on bubble screens, as well as track speed to get deep...
Via Steel City Blitz
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

2015 All-Star starters announced

JPP injured in fireworks mishap?

Odell Beckham doesn't want to be known for 'the catch'

Russell Wilson 'would definitely consider' playing for Mariners

Solo, Rapinoe among USWNT stars up for World Cup awards

LBS on Sports Jeopardy! Here's how how it went

College football's 35 most patriotic helmets

A brief history of non-star All-Stars

With Love retained, the Cavs can take care of LeBron

Grading the deal: Davis commits to Pelicans

Obama Administration: Change name if Redskins move to D.C.

Deciding what the All-Star Game means

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.