Wheaton made a 31-yard fingertip catch in the first quarter and finished the half with 59 yards on three receptions. But he managed just one catch for minus-2 yards thereafter. He was targeted six times overall.
He will try to play a complete game in Week 5 against host the host Jaguars.
Wheaton plays the Buccaneers in Week 4.
Wheaton gained 38 receiving yards on eight targets. He also received two carries for 22 yards. Wheaton's big drive came just before halftime. He picked up three catches for 29 yards on the drive. He wasn't much of a factor during the second half, catching just one pass for 11 yards. Though the performance wasn't great, Wheaton did receive the second-most targets on the club.
Wheaton will take on the Panthers Week 3.
A number of important players entered the week listed as probable on the injury report. Nearly all of them are active Week 2 against the Steelers.
On defense, the Steelers will have
If not for second-year wideout
Wheaton caught a critical 11-yard pass with time running out in regulation to put his team in range for the game-winning field goal.
That merely served to sweeten the stats in a breakout game for Wheaton, who finished with six catches for 97 yards - 33 more yards than he gained through the air all of last season.
Wheaton shredded Browns rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert on a 40-yard route down the sideline late in the first quarter, showing slick footwork to remain inbounds. He finished the first half with four receptions for 66 yards.
He will seek to continue his fine play Thursday against Baltimore.
|5||10/5/14||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|6||10/12/14||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|10||11/9/14||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|11||11/17/14||@ TEN||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 12|
|14||12/7/14||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|15||12/14/14||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
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