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Steelers Preseason Game 3: Who Stood Out?

WR Markus Wheaton In camp, Ben Roethlisberger said that he believes that Markus Wheaton will win the #2 WR spot on the depth chart over Martavis Bryant and Markus proved that Roethlisberger was right. Wheaton could be the one playing opposite Antonio Brown this season. Sunday afternoon, Markus was the guy to throw the ball to in the first half. He had 3 receptions for 42 and a...
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WR Markus Wheaton adjusting to move to slot receiver

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...
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Markus Wheaton Off To Fast Start In Return To Practice

If you thought the emergence of second-year wide receiver Martavis Bryant last year somehow translated into a loss of significance for Markus Wheaton as he heads into his third season, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had another take on the matter. During the spring and early in training camp, Wheaton... The post Markus Wheaton Off To Fast Start In Return To Practice...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger: Markus Wheaton is ready to break out

The Pittsburgh Steelers should boast one of the NFL’s most dangerous offenses, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger believes Markus Wheaton is ready to be another weapon. Roethlisberger appeared on SiriusXM NFL Radio (h/t Around the NFL) and said Wheaton will be “our breakout player of the year.” Big Ben continued: “I want that. I want him to have that pressure because...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Expectations For Steelers WR Markus Wheaton In 2014

Due to a finger injury suffered last year, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton only registered six catches for 64 yards in the 12 games that he dressed for during his rookie season. With Wheaton now the odds on favorite to start this year as the No. 2 option opposite Antonio Brown, what kind of […] Expectations For Steelers WR Markus Wheaton In 2014 is a post from...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers WR Markus Wheaton Should Benefit Greatly From OTA Practices

Just when it looked like Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton was starting to see increased playing time during his 2013 rookie season, a busted finger in the Week 4 game in London against the Minnesota Vikings set back his development. Now that he’s back healthy again, the hope is that the Oregon State product […] Steelers WR Markus Wheaton Should Benefit Greatly...
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May 26, 2014  |  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...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Markus Wheaton Compared To Recent Steelers Year-Two Starting WRs

With the NFL draft having come and gone, and free agent signings—at least significant ones—likely completely wrapped up, we can now begin painting a picture of what the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers will look like in September. One thing is for certain: there will be a new starting wide receiver this year, with both Emmanuel Sanders […] Markus Wheaton Compared To Recent Steelers...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Markus Wheaton poised for a breakout year

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense started last season slow but picked up the pace toward the end. However, heading into this season Ben Roethlisberger’s arsenal may look a bit different. Wider receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery are both free agents this offseason and it’s unlikely Sanders will return while Cotchery’s status is still up in the air. With the possible...
February 10, 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...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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