Despite a lack of production as a rookie in 2013,
Wheaton was held without a catch in the final six games of last season, but Roethlisberger believes his offseason work has put him in position to make a significant impact this year.
"He's a young guy people don't know about yet," Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He hasn't earned that respect, which is probably rightfully so, because he hasn't done much. But I'm excited for him because I think he's going to surprise a lot of people."
The Steelers are hoping Wheaton can emerge to take the pressure off premier receiver Antonion Brown that has been lacking since the departure of Mike Wallace. Faith in Wheaton prompted the team to allow Emmanuel Sanders to leave for Denver.
"All the injuries I've had, a couple extra (months) to heal up from everything last year ... everything that I had with my hip, it controlled a lot - the hamstring, the knee problems," he said. "My legs are feeling how they are supposed to feel. Very fluid. Very smooth. ... It's all good."
Harvin played in just one game with one catch in his first season with Seattle in 2013.
Qualls has not pitched since Tuesday, but does not think the injury will require a disabled list trip.
Pino will start the first game of the doubleheader, his first start since he was sent down last week. Pino's stay with the team will not last long, as he will be called up and sent down as the team's 26th man for the doubleheader.
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