Eagles sign WR Markus Wheaton to one-year deal

2 May 2018 Eagles News

On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Eagles announced that they signed WR Markus Wheaton to a one-year contract.

The fifth-year wideout was initially drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013 and then latched on with the Chicago Bears last year, signing a two-year, $11 million dollar deal. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned for Wheaton, as injuries hampered him. Wheaton was only was available for 11 games, recording only three receptions for 41 yards in 2017.

The receiver/return specialist will join veterans Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, and Mike Wallace, but won’t be guaranteed a spot on the roster with Eagles’ younger wideouts Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson also fighting for reps. Look for Wheaton to try and earn his keep during the offseason on special teams, but nothing is promised for the journeyman wideout. However, the Eagles bring in more quality depth and competition for the wide receiver group.