He's not complaining about that - he ran 119 routes from the slot a year ago, per Pro Football Focus. That has allowed Wheaton to brace for a permanent move.
"The plays I had last year were customized for me," he told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "...I'm going to see a lot more. ... I wouldn't say that it is out of my comfort zone, but there are things I need to learn that are different from the outside. Being on the field last year, I learned a lot in terms of reading the defenses and seeing things. Moving me inside, I am still seeing a lot of the same things."
Wheaton enjoyed a semi-breakout season in 2014 with 53 catches for 644 yards and two touchdowns.
Harrison had 5 1/2 sacks last season and at 37, he isn't getting younger, so the Steelers are planning to keep him limited to 15-20 plays per game. But don't expect Harrison to ease into retirement.
"Nobody wants to be in a backup role," Harrison said. "If that's your mentality, then you're not in the right sport. Everybody wants to start, but we all have roles to play. I think I can play more than 25 snaps a game when I'm 50."
Bryant had to be carted off the field, but is reportedly doing fine. He is expected to compete for the No. 2 wide receiver role.
In order to retire with the team,
"I've been here for nine years, I've got a house here, I'd like to keep that house," he said. "I've got a family here that loves it."
Timmons, 29, has played his entire eight-year career with the Steelers. He said the key to staying with the Steelers will be his performance on the field.
"Week in and week out, you have to come with it," Timmons said. "This game is unforgiving. I love the competition. I feel I'm a great competitor."