Found April 20, 2012 on Steelers Depot:
420 day is here, and while I am pretty sure what that might mean to some of you, to me it means that Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert has won his restricted free agent chicken fight with wide receiver Mike Wallace. In fact Colbert has now won six of those fights this offseason as Doug Legursky, Ramon Foster, David Johnson, Keenan Lewis and Ryan Mundy were easy slam dunk wins. The deadline for teams to sign restricted free agents to an offer sheet is 4 p.m. today and while some might think I am proclaiming a win for Colbert and the Steelers too early, the reality is that this Read more [...]
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  • Personally, I am glad that he is still a Steeler. The fastest receiver in the NFL. It would have been a huge loss. Instead of throwing money away on resigning losers like Leftwich, Batch and a few others they need to sign this guy to a long term contract. I would rather have him playing for me that against me.

The deadline has passed so Mike Wallace officially a Steeler unless traded

Kevin Colbert and the Steelers took a big risk putting a first round tender on Mike Wallace.  Any team could have signed him to an offer sheet that the Steelers could not match.  All they had to do was front load the deal.  The Steelers knew that and took the chance anyways. As of right now that risk paid off.  Wallace made that easy on teams as he was asking for Larry Fitzgerald...

Mike Wallace is staying in Pittsburgh

It looks like Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace will be staying in the Steel City for the 2012 season, unless he ends up getting traded, which is highly unlikely. As of Friday at 4pm, the restricted free agent period ended, which means teams around the league no longer have the opportunity to sign him as a restricted free agent. Since Wallace hasn’t signed his tender...

Steelers WR Wallace fails to land offer sheet

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...

Mike Wallace reportedly still not drawing interest from any teams

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter per Evan Silva, it still doesn’t look like there are any teams that are willing to sign restricted free agent Mike Wallace to an offer sheet. “It doesn’t look like there’s a team out there willing to sign (him) to an offer sheet,” said Schefter per Silva. The deadline for teams to sign Wallace as a RFA is tomorrow (Friday).  With teams...

Mike Wallace staying in Pittsburgh

ESPN reported today, unsurprisingly, that the Steelers received no offers for restricted free agent Mike Wallace. Steelers fans can now breathe a sigh of relief as Wallace will be staying with the team for the low cost of $2.7 million. Many believed early on that the Steelers would choose to franchise Wallace, locking him in to a one year contract at $9.5 million, but the Steelers...

Brown with the most to gain while Wallace drama plays out

It is becoming more and more obvious to me that as the hours tick down on Mike Wallace’s chances to sign a deal with any other team in the National Football League that the Steelers are in a seemingly perfect position. If Wallace goes unsigned as most of us expect through today, he is left with essentially two options; sign his $2.7 million tender and play for that amount this...

The Terrible Podcast – Talking Mike Adams, Bobby Massie & Draft Need Versus BPA Episode

Season 2, Episode 97 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd start of by talking briefly about the restricted free agent offer sheet deadline today as it relates of course to Mike Wallace. No dead horse beating here, just a quick recap. We then move on discuss Ohio State tackle Mike Adams testing positive for marijuana at the combine and how the Pittsburgh Steelers likely...

Deadline approaching, WR Mike Wallace likely to remain with the Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers found themselves in a precarious position heading into this year’s free agency period and made a move which raised some eyebrows, placing the franchise tender on WR Mike Wallace. It appears now that the move by the Steelers wasn’t as risky as first thought. With Friday the deadline for teams to sign players to sign offers sheets, Wallace seems cleared...

Steelers’ gamble on Wallace likely pays off

It’s the last day teams can sign restricted free agents to contracts and it appears as though tendering wide receiver Mike Wallace at just a first-round level is going to pay off for Pittsburgh. I think the Steelers had even semi-resigned themselves to losing the wideout, who reportedly wants a new contract that pays him as a top five receiver. Now, those contract demands likely...

Steelers Should Consider Adding Jabar Gaffney For A Late Round Draft Pick

By Cian Fahey With Mike Wallace still not certain to be on the field for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season, the team enters the NFL draft with a need for depth on the outside despite the re-signing of Jerricho Cotchery. Bringing back Cotchery, to play the Hines Ward role, as a veteran leader for quite a young group of receivers was a very astute move by Kevin Colbert in an...
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