Wheaton didn't practice after missing last Sunday's game due to a shoulder injury, which will cost him his fourth contest of the year this weekend. His continued absence figures to benefit Eli Rogers and Sammie Coates, although the latter wideout's fractured thumb could impact his involvement to some degree.
Wheaton (shoulder) did not practice Thursday.
We'll revisit Wheaton's status Friday, but we suspect that he will be ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots. In such a scenario, Sammie Coates, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Eli Rogers would be in line to jostle for Week 7 targets behind top wideout Antonio Brown, in a game that will be quarterbacked by Landry Jones.
Wheaton thus falls into the iffy category for Sunday's game against the Patriots, a contest in which the
Head coach Mike Tomlin said Wheaton (shoulder) is uncertain for Sunday's game against New England, Dave Lolley of the Washington Observer-Reporter reports.
Wheaton missed Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, while Eli Rogers (toe) returned from a two-game absence and Sammie Coates (hand) also managed to play. Given his spot on the depth chart, in combination with Ben Roethlisberger's (knee) expected absence, Wheaton is unlikely to have much of an impact in Sunday's game against the Patriots even if he ends up playing.
Wheaton (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
With Wheaton out Sunday and Sammie Coates iffy for the game, the Steelers' wideout corps did at least catch one break this week by virtue of the fact that slot man Eli Rogers is slated to return to the team's Week 6 lineup.
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|11||11/20/16||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|12||11/24/16||@ IND||8:30 pm|
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