Fourth-year wide receiver Markus Wheaton likely must be more productive this year, considering big-play threat Martavis Bryant has was suspended for the season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
Even though he likely will garner plenty of attention during training camp, Wheaton insisted he doesn't feel pressured. And he's not sure whether he'll remain as the slot receiver or move outside.
“Who knows how's it going to be without Martavis?” Wheaton said. “I talk with him every now and then just to check on him to see how he's doing, and he sounds positive, which is always good. Maybe I'll get more work outside with (Bryant) out. It's really hard to say right now.”
The story went on to say quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will need someone to take the heat off All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown. Wheaton's workload hinges on how second-year player Sammie Coates develops and whether veteran Darrius Heyward-Bey can become an integral part of what could be one of the league's more explosive offenses.