After watching the Cowboys acquire Rams’ former RB/WR Tavon Austin through a trade, the Philadelphia Eagles finally shoot a move right back at them, by signing former Steelers and Bears veteran wide receiver, Markus Wheaton. It’s a one-year deal; contract details are yet to be released.
The 27-year-old wideout measures in at 5’11”, and 189 pounds. He was initially selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 3rd round of the 2013 NFL Draft – so he isn’t that old, compared to current Eagles’ wide, Alshon Jeffery. Last season with the Chicago Bears, Wheaton battled an injury that kept him a the sideline for majority of the season, generating zero touchdowns, and only 51 yards. But again, he was injured. Same goes for the season prior to last season. In 2015, he had an acceptable five touchdowns, and 251 yards short of 1,000 receiving yards.
Wheaton still has plenty of potential on his side, and will serve as great depth for the Eagles’ wide receiving position with current Eagles’ receiver, Mack Hollins.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) May 2, 2018