Steelers Sign Third-Round Draft Pick WR Markus Wheaton On Thursday
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Thursday that they have signed yet another one of their nine draft picks as wide receiver Markus Wheaton has also come to terms on his four year rookie deal.
Wheaton was drafted in the third-round of the 2013 NFL draft out of Oregon State where he registered 227 catches for 2,994 yards and 16 receiving touchdowns in 49 games played.
The terms of the rookie deal haven\’t been announced, but Wheaton\’s contract is expected to total out at about $2.811 million and include a a signing bonus of around $591,000. The four year base salaries that Wheaton will earn will be $405,000, $515,000, $605,000 and $695,000.
The Steelers have now signed four of their nine draft picks as cornerback Terry Hawthorne, safety Shamarko Thomas and linebacker Vince Williams have all agreed to terms over the course of the last two weeks.