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Markus Wheaton | Free Agent WR

Date of Birth:  02/07/1991
Age:  31
Height  5'11"
Weight:   196
College:  Oregon State
Drafted:  2013 | Round 3 | Pick 79
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Markus Wheaton | Free Agent WR


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Markus Wheaton | Free Agent WR

The Eagles released Markus Wheaton.

The team officially re-signed wide receiver Kamar Aiken, and releasing Wheaton was a corresponding move. The 27-year-old should find another landing spot pretty soon.

Markus Wheaton | Free Agent WR

The Eagles re-signed Markus Wheaton.

This is a corresponding move with the team placing tight end Richard Rodgers (knee) on injured reserve. Wheaton was with Philadelphia this preseason before getting cut ahead of the 53-man-roster deadline, but he's now back in the mix. Wheaton is not a recommended fantasy option, but he could have a few opportunities on offense this Thursday night with Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) and Mack Hollins (groin) both likely out.

Markus Wheaton | Free Agent WR

The Eagles released Markus Wheaton.

Wheaton playing in Philadelphia's fourth preseason game probably wasn't a great sign. The former Steeler and Bear should find another team relatively soon.

Markus Wheaton | Free Agent WR

The Eagles have signed wide receiver Markus Wheaton.

Wheaton has battled injuries over the last two seasons with the Steelers and Bears, but he had back-to-back seasons with 44+ receptions and 644+ yards back in 2014-2015 with Pittsburgh. The former third-round pick is still only 27 years old, and he adds great depth to Philadelphia's receiving corps. Wheaton will attempt to beat out Mike Wallace and Mack Hollins for a big role behind Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor, and he should not be discounted. However, Wheaton might not be better than the fifth option at receiver for the Eagles, and he is off the fantasy radar for now.

Markus Wheaton | Free Agent WR

The Bears released wide receiver Markus Wheaton.

After adding Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel, Wheaton didn't look like he was going to have a role with the Bears in 2018, so this is probably better for him to have a chance to sign with another team. Wheaton has battled injuries over the last couple of season, but he's still only 27 years old and should draw good interest as a free agent.

Markus Wheaton | Free Agent WR

Markus Wheaton gets four targets in Week 15.

Wheaton, who's battled injuries this year, had his best game as a Bear, doubling his catch total entering today's game. He had two receptions for 42 yards, as the two catches went for 22 and 20 yards. Wheaton the ability to emerge as the go-to target for Mitchell Trubisky over the final two weeks of the season, but he's not a recommended fantasy option.

Markus Wheaton | Free Agent WR

Markus Wheaton suffered a groin injury in practice yesterday.

He has been ruled out for Sunday, and it could certainly be longer than just this week. After signing a deal this offseason with the Bears to perhaps be the team's top receiver, Wheaton sadly hasn't been able to stay healthy so far. Undrafted rookie Tanner Gentry, who was recently called up from the practice squad, could find himself in a big role on Sunday against Baltimore.

Markus Wheaton | Free Agent WR

Markus Wheaton catches first pass as a Bear in Week 5.

The former Steeler was targeted four times against the Vikings, catching one pass for nine yards. He did also have a nice catch down the sideline where he came back for the ball, but he was barely out of bounds and couldn't get his second foot down. The Vikings were a difficult matchup, but Wheaton will look to get deep and become a reliable downfield target for rookie Mitchell Trubisky moving forward.

Markus Wheaton | Free Agent WR

Markus Wheaton doesn't catch any passes in Week 4.

Wheaton was targeted over the middle on a pass that was intercepted after it looked like Wheaton might've slipped a bit or just stopped a little short on his route, but he didn't appear to be in the game much. After missing a few weeks with a broken finger, Wheaton is probably working his way back still in his second game back. Wheaton might emerge as Chicago's number one receiver this season, but he can't be trusted in fantasy lineups right now.

Markus Wheaton | Free Agent WR

Markus Wheaton (finger) practiced fully today for the Bears.

The team's hope is that their free agent receiver acquisition from the Steelers is able to make his Bears debut this week against his former team. Wheaton practicing fully after getting in a week of limited practices last week is a great sign. He'll probably be out there on Sunday, but we'll have to see what the official injury report for the game says on Friday.

Markus Wheaton | Free Agent WR

Markus Wheaton (finger) is inactive for Week 2.

Wheaton was a limited participant in practice all week, but he's not quite ready to come back from his broken finger. We would think Week 3 against the Steelers is a strong possibility. The Bears could use him, as they're thin at receiver after the injuries to Cameron Meredith and Kevin White.

Markus Wheaton | Free Agent WR

Markus Wheaton (finger) is questionable for Week 2.

Wheaton was a limited participant in practice all week. If he does not play in Week 2, Week 3 seems like a good bet. Wheaton has some long-term upside for the season, but he's not an advisable option if he does play on Sunday.

Markus Wheaton | Free Agent WR

Markus Wheaton (finger) was limited at practice today.

Wheaton isn't 100% from his broken finger, but the Bears could use him on Sunday after the loss of Kevin White in Week 1. We'll see if he can get a full practice in tomorrow.

Markus Wheaton | Free Agent WR

Markus Wheaton (finger) was a limited participant in practice today.

Wheaton is working his way back from his broken finger and presumably is not 100% yet. We'll see if he can get in a full practice tomorrow.

Markus Wheaton | Free Agent WR

Markus Wheaton (finger) was a limited participant in practice.

After missing yesterday's practice, Wheaton was back out there on a limited basis and might be pushing to play in Week 1. The official Week 1 injury report for Sunday's games will be released tomorrow, so we'll see how Wheaton is listed on there.

Markus Wheaton | Free Agent WR

Markus Wheaton (finger) did not practice today.

Wheaton is still dealing with a broken finger and probably won't be ready for Sunday against the Falcons. Week 2 is a more likely return for Wheaton.

Markus Wheaton | Free Agent WR

Bears receiver Markus Wheaton broke his finger.

Wheaton is having an unlucky few weeks, as he just returned from his appendectomy and now he's dealing with this. It's unclear if this will force Wheaton to miss any time, but there's a good chance it'd affect him if he plays with it.

Markus Wheaton | Free Agent WR

Markus Wheaton will miss two weeks with his appendectomy.

The Bears receiver, who had his appendectomy on Sunday, told this to NFL Network's Stacey Dales. In a deep receiving group, others will have more opportunities to show what they can do while Wheaton is out. Without a clear number one receiver, this might also give Kevin White or Cameron Meredith more of a chance to emerge as the team's number one. Wheaton probably won't be ready for Week 2 of the preseason, but he should be good to go for the team's third preseason game.

Markus Wheaton | Free Agent WR

Markus Wheaton had an appendectomy this morning.

Head coach John Fox just said this at today's media press conference. The timetable isn't exactly known, but it should be anywhere from one week to four weeks. It's unfortunate for someone that was looking to step up as the number one receiver. GM Ryan Pace said yesterday that Wheaton was really standing out so far too. Hopefully he has a quick recovery and can get back on the field to continue gaining chemistry to Mike Glennon.

Markus Wheaton | Free Agent WR

Bears GM Ryan Pace says Markus Wheaton has "really stood out."

Pace was on SiriusXM NFL Radio and said his free agent acquisition is "full speed right now." The Bears GM also said Wheaton "has the right makeup" as a receiver. The 26-year-old Wheaton only played in two games last year because of his shoulder injury, but the Bears gave him a solid two-year, $11 million deal to help revamp their receiving corps. Wheaton averages 14.1 yards per reception in his career, and he'll look to emerge as Mike Glennon's number one receiver this season. He's someone with sneaky upside in 2017.

Markus Wheaton | Free Agent WR

Markus Wheaton says the Bears receivers "definitely are underrated."

The new Bears receiver says they've all been working hard and "it'll show up on the field." Wheaton signed a very solid two-year, $11 million contract with the Bears in free agency after he spent his first four seasons with the Steelers. He's among the few new faces in the receiving group for Chicago, which is actually among the deepest in the NFL. Some good players probably won't make the final roster, and the competition should bring out the best in everyone. The Bears receivers right now include Wheaton, Kevin White, Kendall Wright, Cameron Meredith, Joshua Bellamy, Deonte Thompson, and Victor Cruz, among others.

Markus Wheaton | Free Agent WR

Markus Wheaton signs with the Chicago Bears.

After four season with the Steelers to start his career, Wheaton is off to Chicago. Wheaton will have the opportunity for a huge role in the Bears offense as one of the top receivers along with Kevin White. Wheaton might be worth a flyer at the very end of 2017 fantasy drafts.