Philadelphia also signed LB Joe Walker to the practice squad and released LB Asantay Brown from the unit.
The Eagles’ practice squad now consists of:
- RB Josh Adams
- CB Chandon Sullivan
- CB De’Vante Bausby
- DT Winston Craig
- LB Joe Walker
- DE Joe Ostman
- C Jon Toth
- WR Greg Ward Jr
- WR Rashard Davis
- TE Billy Brown
Wheaton, 27, is a former third-round pick of the Steelers back in 2013. He played out the final year of his rookie contract with the Steelers when he signed a two-year, $11 million deal that included $6 million guaranteed with the Bears last offseason.
Wheaton was set to earn $5 million in the final year of his agreement for 2018 when the Bears cut him loose during the offseason. He later joined the Eagles on a one-year deal.
In 2017, Wheaton appeared in 11 games for the Bears and caught three passes for 51 yards receiving and no touchdowns.