Wheaton only played in three games this season, as he never returned from the shoulder aliment he suffered after Week 5's win over the Jets. He'll now be out of commission for at least three months but could return in time for offseason workouts in April and May. Wheaton is an unrestricted free agent, so it's uncertain where he'll wind up next season, but this injury could deter teams from taking a chance on the wideout.
Wheaton (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, NFL.com reports.
Wheaton appeared in three games this season, starting two of them and gaining 51 yards on four catches with one touchdown before succumbing to a shoulder injury. His extended absence will continue to gift Sammie Coates and Eli Rogers with extensive playing time for the remainder of the campaign. It's quite possible Wheaton has played his last game in Pittsburgh, as the Oregon State product is on the last year of his rookie contract.
Wheaton (shoulder) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Browns.
With Wheaton (who last suited up on Oct. 9) and Darrius Heyward-Bey both out Sunday, Eli Rogers, Sammie Coates and Cobi Hamilton will jostle for Week 11 wideout targets that don't go to Antonio Brown.
Wheaton (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday.
Wheaton hasn't been able to shake the shoulder issue that kept him off the field in Week 10, with the wideout's status for Sunday's game against the Browns looking cloudy at this stage.
Wheaton will see a specialist to have his injured shoulder examined, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports.
Wheaton has played merely three games this season and has been sidelined since Week 5 due to his shoulder problem, which he reportedly hopes doesn't end his season. While that raises concern for his upcoming doctors visit, Wheaton has at least been limited in practice lately. With free agency looming after this season as well, Wheaton's examination carries increased import, making his situation one to track for developments.
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