Originally written on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 11/19/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 14: Jerricho Cotchery #89 of the New York Jets on the sideline against the St. Louis Rams during their preseason game at Giants Stadium on August 14, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
If you viewed the signing of Jerricho Cotchery yesterday as just another typical Pittsburgh Steelers’ free agent signing you wouldn’t be alone. As it turns out, developments later in the day could suddenly make this signing one of the larger ones in recent Steelers’ free agent signings. Not long after it was announced that Cotchery had signed a two-year deal, third year receiver Mike Wallace apparently has made it clear that he has no intentions of signing the tender offer by the Steelers and will sit out the entire season if necessary while he tries to get a lucrative, long-term deal. Apprently Wallace does not recognize who he is dealing with nor does his agent Bus Cook. If that name sounds familiar just think ‘Brett Favre.’ The Rooney family and Steelers’ front office clearly have the upper hand here. Wallace must play at least six games in order for the season to count towards Wallace’s hopes for unrestricted free agency in 2013. The past also dictates that the Rooney’s will onl...
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