Steelers ‘committed’ to Markus Wheaton

Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports /

The Pittsburgh Steelers let wide receiver Mike Wallace go, and this offseason signed New Orleans Saints receiver Lance Moore. During a Q&A session with fans, ESPN’s Scott Brown was asked if the Steelers would look to add another wide receiver before the draft.

“I don’t see the Steelers signing another veteran wide receiver,” Brown wrote. “They seem committed to Markus Wheaton – or at least giving him every opportunity to win a starting job – and the draft is so flush with talented wide receivers that I’m not sure it makes a lot of sense to bring in another veteran at the position.”

Wheaton got some praise from legendary NFL receiver Tim Brown before the 2013 season.

“I’ll tell you a guy who I think is going to be fantastic for the Pittsburgh Steelers: Markus Wheaton,” Brown told FanSided back in August of 2013. “This guy, I believe, is going to really, really light it up. I think he is going to be able to replace [Mike Wallace]. I’ve read some articles already where the Pittsburgh media is raving about his training camp and everything that he has done so far. Keep your eye on this kid. I worked out with him back in February or March and it is just incredible to see this kid run routes, catch balls and do the things that he is capable of doing. And what I like about him is that when you look at his numbers from Oregon State he was a guy that caught 92 balls for about 1,300 yards. He wasn’t one of these guys catching 50 balls for 1,000 yards, but when you catch 90 balls for 1,300 you’re putting in work.”