Markus Wheaton in lead for Steelers' WR2 job

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - [Full Article]

The starting receiver opposite Antonio Brown for the first practice session was Markus Wheaton, the third-round draft pick last year. “There are a lot of us chasing that spot,” Wheaton said. “It’s not mine. There’s a lot of good competition.”… QB Ben Roethlisberger said the implementation of the no-huddle offense, which was so successful in the second half of last season, will be up to Wheaton and receiver Lance Moore because they willhave to be up to speed with the rest of the offense.

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There was some discussion that rookie Martavis Bryant would compete for a starting job, but he wasn't even mentioned in the blurb. It's interesting that Roethlisberger discussed Wheaton and Moore as part of the no-huddle conversation -- it looks like Wheaton is in line to start at this point in the offseason. If that holds, he'll be fantasy relevant in 2014.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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