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Report: Bears Sign Markus Wheaton

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Multiple sources are reporting that the Bears have signed wide receiver Markus Wheaton, a former third-round pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Wheaton has played in 47 games but only started 22 of them. He has 107 career receptions for just over 1500 yards.

Wheaton is a speedster, and he also served as a kick-returner, with 27 career returns for 636 yards.

By far, the Oregon State product’s best season was 2015, when he played all 16 regular season games and amassed nearly 800 yards on just 44 receptions. However, the 5’11”, 190-pound receiver faced setbacks in 2016. Injury limited him to only 3 games.

While the deals are not yet available on Wheaton’s contract, it is perhaps worth noting that Wheaton had praise for Mike Glennon, whom he played with in the 2013 Senior Bowl.

This move obviously helps the depleted Bears’ receiver corps. Let us know your thoughts below.