This is the first reported interest in Wheaton since the free agent market officially opened.
It’s worth mentioning that signing Wheaton to a contract won’t impact a team’s 2019 compensatory picks, given that he was released this offseason.
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 is set to earn $5 million in the final year of his agreement for 2018 when the Bears recently cut him loose.
In 2017, Wheaton appeared in 11 games for the Bears and caught three passes for 51 yards receiving and no touchdowns.