Found August 08, 2012 on
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And so the plot continues to thicken in the Steel City.
Mike Wallace, the explosive wide receiver for Pittsburgh, continues to refuse to sign his restricted free agent contract on the day before the first Steelers preseason matchup. After the Steelers made a good-faith gesture and declined to reduce his RFA contract tender, negotiations continued until training camp commenced. Wallace didn’t show, and the sides ceased to communicate.
While Wallace was requesting a Larry Fitzgerald-style mega-contract, Steelers’ general manager Kevin Colbert was interested in a contract more reflective of the player has been - not the player he could potentially become. Wallace’s speed allows him to beat a defense over the top or by running screens and slants, but he has yet to master the more footwork-intensive routes.
Just ask Maurice Jones-Drew; a developing star is not paid for potential, but rather sacrifices future money for present security. The player does not have to worry about a career-...
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This is an interesting one. Under normal circumstances, Wallace would appear to be an obvious candidate for the franchise tag because the Steelers don’t really have any other pending free agents worth the tag. However, Wallace could hold out into the 2012 season and the Steelers probably wouldn’t reward him with a franchise tag if he does that. They also are pretty...
While all of the talk this past week concerning Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been about his ankle and small rotator cuff tear in his throwing arm, not enough credit has been given to him for his attempts to help out in getting restricted free agent Mike Wallace into camp.
Columnist Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette called out the Steelers quarterback...
The Mike Wallace holdout saga continues, and as the days weeks continue to go by more people are speaking out on the situation. It’s a shame that we still have to talk about this with preseason underway and the regular season starting next month. Somehow though in the back of our minds, as fans we feared it would come to this and now it has. Much like Hines Ward’s situation...
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace has yet to report to camp. Wallace wants a new long-term deal (Credit: AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace is one of two players who have not reported to their team’s camp (and is not holding out). Wallace wants a long-term deal to replace his non-guaranteed tender worth $2...
The Pittsburgh Steelers released their first depth chart of the 2012 season on Monday and overall it does not shed any light on the overall situation, as several of the listings seem to go by experience and do not match the reports that have come out of practice.
Let's have a look at a few things that stick out to me and things that do not jive.
The first thing that sticks...
According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, the Steelers will not trade wide receiver Mike Wallace this season.
“The Steelers do not expect Mike Wallace to report to training camp before they depart St. Vincent College Aug. 18, but they have no intention of trading their Pro Bowl wide receiver at any point this season, a team source told the Pittsburgh...
Pittsburgh receiver Mike Wallace is not on the trading block now and won't be on it at any point this season, a team source told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Tuesday.Fantasy Spin:Pittsburgh has told Wallace it will not have any further discussions on a potential long-term contract until he signs his tender and reports to the team. However, Wallace has shown no indication that...
I keep saying that I’m over and done with this whole Mike Wallace thing but as camp moves forward, heading into it’s second full week, the passing attack of the Steelers continues to prepare for life with out their speedy deep threat. Whether or not you’re in the same boat as me, tired of the Wallace circus, thinking he’s a one trick pony, or whatever, he fills a role and...
Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis was a guest on the NFL Network’s NFLAM show and said that Mike Wallace simply doesn’t understand how the Steelers operate as a franchise.
“I think when you go through the history of the Steelers, they do things a bit differently,” Bettis said. “And when you look at in relationship to their stars, they still...
According to ESPN’s Bob Holtzman via Rotoworld.com, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace wasn’t too happy to hear about Antonio Brown’s recent contract extension, as he continues to hold out for more money.
“(The source) said that there’s a lot of healing that needs to be done — for both sides,” Holtzman reported. “I’m also told, though, that...