Originally written on Bleed Black & Gold  |  Last updated 7/27/12
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There has been many a worry this week about the wide receiver who was going to sign an extension with the Steelers.  Many were worried if Mike Wallace would sign his deal and report to camp on time.  That did not happen and the Steelers stopped negotiations with Wallace until he returned.  While Wallace was missing camp the other big receiver for the Steelers signed his extension.

Antonio Brown the Steelers MVP and one of the breakout players of the year in the NFL was given an extension.  Brown signed a five year $42.5 million deal with the team.  This was the same deal that was said to be given to Wallace earlier in the week.  Those reports were retracted and Wallace was not signed.  It makes it seem as if Brown signed Wallace’s deal when Wallace wouldn’t.

Brown is an up and comer.  He is about to become one of the better receivers in this league.  He is a playmaker who knows how to get open and make the big play.  The question is now if Wallace will show up to camp and sign his deal.  That could have a big affect on Brown.  Brown became a big name when teams started taking away Wallace.  If Wallace does not show up it could cost Brown some statistics.

I am glad to have Brown here.  Especially at this deal.  It is a team friendly deal for the next few years.  When the cap is expected to rise is when Brown’s contract numbers go up.  That is a good thing for both sides.  Brown deserved this deal and I am happy for him.

Now lets get Wallace in the mix and be done and ready for this year and beyond.

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