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Markus Wheaton's role 'will increase greatly'
by Larry Hartstein |

The Steelers are banking on a big season from second-year receiver Markus Wheaton, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Wheaton "is having another strong start to camp and his role will increase greatly," several people in the organization told La Canfora.

Wheaton is tentatively expected to start at one outside receiver spot.

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Haley confident in Steelers receiving corps
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Steelers lost Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery this offseason as free agents, but offensive coordinator Todd Haley is confident in his group this year, reports ESPN.

In losing Sanders and Cotchery, the Steelers have to replace 1,342 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns, which could be hard to do.

"It's as deep a group as I've been around from top to bottom," Haley said. "I think some guys that are pretty good football players probably won't make the team."

The Steelers have Antonio Brown as their No. 1 option, and Markus Wheaton is penciled in as the other starter. Lance Moore was signed to take Cotchery's role as the No. 3 receiver, and rookie Martavis Bryant is competing with Darrius Heyward-Bey for the No. 4 spot. Justin Brown is also in the mix for a role.

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Markus Wheaton projected to start
by Larry Hartstein |

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette projects 2013 third-round pick Markus Wheaton to start at split end over rookie Martavis Bryant and newly-signed Darrius Heyward-Bey. Wheaton's rookie year was derailed by a hand injury, and he underwent offseason surgery.

The Steelers return Antonio Brown as their No. 1 receiver.

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Markus Wheaton, Martavius Bryant competing for starting role?
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Steelers have spent draft picks on consecutive years on receivers: Last year on Markus Wheaton and this year on Martavis Bryant . After the departure of Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery, both wideouts could have a chance at getting a lot of playing time. But one could end up starting regularly. 

Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Wheaton "could be pressed" for the starting job by Bryant. Wheaton's rookie year was mostly a wash after finger injuries and a lack of opportunities limited him. Bryant was the No. 2 receiver at Clemson playing on the same field as Sammy Watkins.  

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Steelers choose WR Martavis Bryant in Round 4
by Igor Mello |

With the 118th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected wide receiver Martavis Bryant from Clemson.

Standing at 6-foot-3, 211 pounds, Bryant dazzled at the combine with a 4.42 40-yard time. He had 42 receptions for 828 yards and seven touchdowns in 2013. He will join a crowded receiving group that includes Antonio Brown, Lance Moore, Markus Wheaton and Darrius Heyward-Bey.

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