LATROBE, Pa. (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton is feeling the pressure entering his second season.
The Steelers expected Wheaton to make an impact last year, but his rookie season was derailed by injuries that limited him to six catches.
Wheaton will have a chance to play a more prominent role in 2014 after the departure of Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery in free agency. Wheaton says he's more relaxed during his second training camp and is confident he can produce. The former third-round pick will battle veteran Lance Moore and rookie Martavis Bryant for the starting spot alongside Pro Bowler Antonio Brown.
Wheaton and the rest of the Steelers practice in pads for the first time on Monday.

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