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How does Mike Wallace opposite of A.J. Green sound? It sounds like a lot of worried defensive backs to me. ESPN''s Adam Schefter is reporting that Mike Wallace, who is a restricted free agent, may be pursued by the Bengals. In order to obtain Wallace, the Bengals would have to sign him and an offer sheet and hope that Pittsburgh declines to match it. The Bengals would also have to surrender a first round pick in this year's draft.
This appears to be a win-win situation for the Bengals. Schefter says that the Bengals are 60 million under the cap, while the Steelers are about 11 million over the cap. If the Steelers refused to sign the offer sheet, they would be losing their best playmaker and quite possibly a top five receiver in the NFL. If Pittsburgh decided that he is worth too much to give up, they would be forced to cut players in order to not go over the salary cap.
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According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers are willing to allow wide receiver Mike Wallace test the market.
If a team makes an offer to Wallace that the Steelers believe is too high, they would then be willing to let him walk and accept a first round pick in return for him, since he’s a restricted free agent.
If all a team has to give up is a first round...
Mike Wallace of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates following his touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Earlier in February when I was reviewing the Denver Broncos free agency needs at wide receiver, I skimmed over the Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Wallace. I tend to skip over both the big names and restricted free agents when...
I had a feeling that it would not be too long before Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace chimed in on his pending free agency and he finally did today on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
Was I surprised by the comments made by Wallace today during his interview with Adam Schein and Jim Miller? Absolutely not. I would have been more surprised had he said anything different than what...
Jim RacaltoIn what may be the most talked about topic of the NFL off-season thus far outside of Peyton Manning’s situation, Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert spoke expectantly about speedy wideout Mike Wallace being a Steeler next season. Just a day removed from reports that Wallace thought he would fill the missing piece in New [...]Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists
If there is one distinct advantage that the Pittsburgh Steelers hold over their AFC North rivals in Baltimore, it’s their vertical passing game. In 2011, the Ravens only had two receivers (Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith who were the only receivers to have more than 4 receptions. But neither Boldin nor Smith had more than 57 receptions. If you’re a Ravens fan, these unimpressive...
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert sounds determined to keep big-play wide receiver Mike Wallace, one of the top restricted free agents in the NFL.
Ordinarily, when a team has a good young player who becomes a restricted free agent, that team does what it needs to do and keeps that good young player in the fold. But it’s becoming increasingly clear that Steelers receiver Mike Wallace is not in an ordinary situation. Wallace becomes a restricted free agent in…
Earlier in the day, we visited with Steelers GM Kevin Colbert, who offered some thoughts on restricted free agent receiver Mike Wallace. Basically, he loves him and wants to keep him. Caught it all on camera, too. Check out my video from Day 1 of the NFL Combine:
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (R) is brought down by San Diego Chargers’ Steve Gregory (L) in the first half of their NFL football game in Chicago, Illinois, November 20, 2011. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
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