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Markus Wheaton looks ready to return this week

CINCINNATI, OH - JANUARY 09:  Markus Wheaton #11 of the Pittsburg Steelers celebrates after catching a pass against the Cincinnati Benglas at Paul Brown Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Getty Images

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.

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10 Responses to “Markus Wheaton looks ready to return this week”
  1. stillers213 says: Sep 20, 2016 3:23 PM

    I like Markus, but he may be the 4th WR option by mid season with how good Rogers and Coates are playing.

  2. bettis3636 says: Sep 20, 2016 3:24 PM

    More weapons for a team thats already 2-0… and next week LB is back… shewwwwwww watch out NFL

  3. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says: Sep 20, 2016 3:30 PM

    Steelers are already running out of steam. Everyone has seen their limited bag of tricks. Expect Carson Wentz to turn that limp noodle defense into mush.

  4. clashpoint says: Sep 20, 2016 3:46 PM

    The Steelers carry 5 WRs on their 53 man active roster, one is always inactive fire games. I hear Wheaton was the inactive not because of injury but because he missed so much time.

    Pittsburgh has definitely been showing an awful lot of confidence in their receivers, despite missing Miller and Bryant, from last year, plus Wheaton, Bell and Green from this year so far. Ben completed passes to nine players including 3 TEs, two backs and all four active WRs. I like the way this season is starting out🙂

    Go Steelers!

  5. steelcurtainn says: Sep 20, 2016 4:17 PM

    Wheaton coming back to an already loaded offense and Bell is back next week. Expect that high scoring to continue.

  6. baddawg02 says: Sep 20, 2016 5:11 PM

    Well I see the whiner and crybaby is back. The Steelers will demolish the Eagles .This ain’t the Browns and bears the Eagles are playing.

  7. clashpoint says: Sep 20, 2016 7:00 PM

    Martavis Bryant WR
    Markus Wheaton WR
    Letivious Green TE
    Heath Miller TE
    Le’veon Bell RB

    That bunch right there, if healthy, not retired and not suspended, would be one of the best skill position groupings in football. That’s seriously the truth. Don’t care what anyone says, the Steelers draft and develop offensive talent as well as anyone. Now, cornerback on the other hand….

    Go Steelers!

  8. holeinone09 says: Sep 20, 2016 7:10 PM

    Steelers are loaded with nice WRs.

  9. troy43mvp says: Sep 20, 2016 11:32 PM

    Who can you cover? Somebody is one on one and Ben will find him.

  10. birdobeamen says: Sep 21, 2016 9:31 AM

    Wheaton won’t be able to stop Carson’s throws.

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