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Steelers hope rookie receivers can contribute immediately

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12:41 PM ET 04.30 | The Pittsburgh Steelers saw it coming, but it was still a big loss to have wide receiver Mike Wallace depart for the Miami Dolphins in free agency this offseason. With the Steelers missing the playoffs and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger struggling a season ago, the loss hurts even more. General manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin targeted two receivers in the 2013 NFL Draft, getting Oregon State's Markus Wheaton in the third round and former Penn State and Oklahoma WR Justin Brown in round six. Heading into their rookie season, these receivers are going to need to develop quickly to help replace Wallace.

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April 30, 2013  12:54 PM ET

I hope they're both better than Wallace was and not just a replacement for him!

 
April 30, 2013  12:58 PM ET

When he was healthy, Ben was probably on his way to the MVP, hardly struggling.

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