Markus Wheaton, Martavis Bryant expected to battle for Steelers starting receiver spot

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette believes Markus Wheaton and Martavis Bryant will battle for the other starting receiver position opposite of Antonio Brown.

There is a job open for someone to start catching footballs in real games for the Steelers since they lost three of their top four wide receivers over the past 14 months, two since March. Antonio Brown is the only fixture of a group that also includes Markus Wheaton, who had six receptions as a rookie, and newcomer Lance Moore, who caught a bunch in New Orleans the past eight seasons. Moore will play in the slot, so it figures that either Wheaton or Bryant will become the split end, where Mike Wallace and then Emmanuel Sanders played.

“I’m just going to come in and work hard and whatever happens, happens,” Bryant said. “I can’t control that, it’s in the coaches hands.”