Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton has been limited in practice throughout the week due to a groin injury. The arrow appeared to be pointing down for Wheaton to be participating against the Jaguars this Sunday. According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Post Gazette, Wheaton expects to not be hampered by his groin on Sunday.
Markus Wheaton (groin) said he is good to go on Sunday. He does not expect his snaps to be limited vs. Jaguars
— Ray Fittipaldo (@rayfitt1) October 3, 2014
It’s not uncommon for players to be optimistic about an injury on Friday, so we’ll have to wait and see, but of course this is promising. Without the Steelers number 2 receiver, expect to see more of Darrius Heyward-Bey, Justin Brown, and Dri Archer. The absence of Wheaton could get Moore more reps in the slot.