The Steelers will be in Philadelphia this Sunday for an intrastate matchup with the Eagles and it looks like they will have wide receiver Markus Wheaton on the field.
Wheaton missed the first two games of the season with a shoulder injury, but was practicing with the team last week before landing on the inactive list for the game against the Bengals. Assuming Wheaton makes it through the practice week without any issue, it looks like he’ll be a target for Ben Roethlisberger’s passes against the Eagles.
“Markus Wheaton appears to be ready to go, but as always we’ll let his practice participation be our guide in terms of his availability, but very optimistic there,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday.
Wheaton caught 44 passes for 749 yards and five touchdowns last season and will slot into a receiver group that’s accounted for 24 catches in the first two weeks of the season. Twelve of those catches belong to Antonio Brown while Eli Rogers has the most among the other wideouts.