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How the Pittsburgh Steelers are getting younger

In recent years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have become known as a team who is long in the tooth, especially on the defensive side of the ball, but the organization is making strides to combat that notion. Through the draft, the team has addressed the need to become younger over the last few years. Many players for the Steelers who are in their first three years or less, are making...
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Steelers’ Markus Wheaton May Return Kicks Against Baltimore

The Pittsburgh Steelers are going to be without rookie kick-returner Dri Archer tonight against the Baltimore Ravens. It seems unlikely that Antonio Brown will be returning kicks, but he will continue returning punts for the Steelers.   That means second-year wide receiver Markus Wheaton may be seeing action tonight as the Steelers kick-returner in Archer’s absence. Returning...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers vs Browns Film Review: Markus Wheaton

Second-year wide receiver Markus Wheaton made his first appearance as a starter for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the team’s season-opening victory over the Cleveland Browns, and as we detailed yesterday, he had a lot to do with securing that victory, even if he didn’t put any of those points up himself. With the Steelers facing […] Steelers vs Browns Film Review: Markus Wheaton...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Markus Wheaton Steps Up In Debut Starting Role For Steelers

When the Pittsburgh Steelers lost both Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery in free agency—two of their top three wide receiver targets, and 16 of Ben Roethlisberger’s 28 touchdown passes—the front office didn’t panic. They’d planned for this. A big part of that plan was the drafting of Markus Wheaton in the third round of the […] Markus Wheaton Steps Up In Debut Starting...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wheaton excited to step into big role

The split end in the Steelers offense is designed to make big plays and big money, and after former “Young Money” receivers Mike Wallace and Emmanuel Sanders caught huge contracts elsewhere, the Steelers turn to a new man. “I’m anxious, excited, nervous, all of that,” Markus Wheaton said. “I can’t wait to get going.” Wheaton epitomizes many of the players on this...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

No News Is Good New For Markus Wheaton

Earlier this week, one commenter wondered why I left out 6’5” wide receiver Derek Moye while discussing two other tall young receivers on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, namely Justin Brown and rookie Martavis Bryant. There’s not much to wonder about, really. Although the former Penn State wide out did make the roster a year ago, […] No News Is Good New For Markus Wheaton...
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August 06, 2014  |  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

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

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

Pittsburgh Steelers: 5 lessons from the preseason

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (photo credit: Jason Bridge/USA Today Sports) The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the preseason this year with a winless 0-4 record. This preseason was disappointing for the Steelers, the first team offense only scored one touchdown and the special teams did not look good at all. These may be meaningless games there are still many things...
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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