clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Steelers Injury Report: Markus Wheaton likely to play in Week 5 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Second-year wideout Markus Wheaton was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday this week. The Steelers officially listed him, and others, as probable on the Friday status report.

Gregory Shamus

Pittsburgh Steelers' second-year wide receiver Markus Wheaton's status for the upcoming game against the Jacksonville Jaguars had been up in the air the past two days. Wheaton, who has been bothered by a groin injury, was a limited participant in practice Wednesday and Thursday.

Friday, the Steelers released their final status report before the game Sunday and Wheaton was listed as probable. The probable tag means there is a 75 percent chance the player suits up on Sunday.

This is good news for a team that relies on Wheaton to make plays when the coverage is rolling to Antonio Brown's side of the field in an attempt to take him out of the play. Wheaton has caught 19 passes for 227 yards through four games this season.

In his absence, Darrius Heyward-Bey or Justin Brown would fill in for Wheaton as the No. 2 receiver with the starting offense.

Along with Wheaton, James Harrison (illness), Martavis Bryant (illness), Ramon Foster (ankle) and Marcus Gilbert (ankle) were all listed as probable. Ike Taylor (broken arm) and Ryan Shazier (knee) were both listed as out.

The Steelers travel to Jacksonville to face the Jaguars Sunday for a 1 p.m. ET kickoff.

Check Out Football Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with The Standard3 on BlogTalkRadio