Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/21/12

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace's goal of being one of the highest paid at his position took a hit when he did not receive an offer sheet from any team by Friday's deadline.

Wallace, a restricted free agent, has lobbied for a contract in the neighborhood of the eight-year, $120 million pact signed by Arizona Cardinals stud Larry Fitzgerald.

The Steelers opted not to place the franchise tag on Wallace and put a first-round tender on him worth $2.7 million.

Wallace, who has yet to sign the tender and did not report for the team's offseason workouts, had 72 catches for 1,193 yards and eight touchdowns last season.

The Pro Bowler has established himself as one of the NFL's premier deep threats, averaging 18.7 yards per reception in his first three seasons.

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