Found February 20, 2012 on Steelers Depot:
By Jeremy Hritz The Mike Wallace debate continues to heat up. The question of whether or not he will be signed by another team has earned national attention, with speculation of New England, Cincinnati, San Francisco, and Baltimore gearing up for a run at the speedy wide receiver. While it seems unlikely that Wallace will be wearing a different jersey next year, just what exactly would the Steelers be missing if he were to go? In only three seasons, Wallace has scored 24 touchdowns and gained 3200 yards receiving, which amounts to a little over 1000 yards per season. Wallace is also good for Read more [...]

Why I Think A New Deal Will Be Reached With Mike Wallace Before March 5th

With the 2012 NFL combine getting started on Wednesday, I thought now would be the perfect time to give my gut feeling thoughts on what will happen with Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace. I have talked extensively about the options the Steelers have in regards to placing a first round tender or using the franchise tag on Wallace, but as I mentioned...

Fitting Mike Wallace Under The Steelers 2012 Salary Cap While Wearing Franchise Tag

Since my last post on Mike Wallace, as it relates to trying to protect him via free agency, I have had a few questions about how the Steelers can possibly fit Wallace underneath the cap by the start of the new league year if they indeed were to place the franchise tag of $9.4 million on him. Let's assume that the Steelers tender all of their other restricted free agents and...

Can Steelers afford Mike Wallace?

Mike Wallace is a restricted free agent and the Steelers will have to make some moves in order to keep him long term. Will they?

Steelers have ‘real concern’ over losing Mike Wallace

The Steelers, as they’ve traditionally done, uncovered a gem in Mike Wallace, turning a third-round draft selection into one of the league’s most explosive players. Unfortunately, it’s a double-edged sword, as his playmaking ability might make it tough for the team to retain its Pro Bowl receiver.’s Jason La Canfora reported Monday night that there is “real concern”...

Will the Steelers let Mike Wallace go in free agency?

Will the Steelers let Mike Wallace go in free agency?  The Steelers are currently over the salary cap and will not have money to resign Wallace.  The Steelers could use the franchise tag on Wallace, but the Steelers are currently $10 million dollars over the cap; so paying Wallace $9 million dollars in 2012 is out of the question. The Steelers have plenty of talent if Wallace leaves...

Why Pursuing Mike Wallace is Insane

In the past few days, Bengals nation and some media types have become aflutter with the possibility of Cincinnati making a move for Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace. Since the Steelers are tight against the salary cap, a deal could be structured that would make it difficult for Pittsburgh to bring Wallace back. However, because [...]

Could Mike Wallace end up in Purple and Black?

The Pittsburgh Steelers are worried that another team will snag wide receiver Mike Wallace if they put a first-round tender on the restricted free agent rather than slapping the franchise tag on him. And you have to believe — the last place Pittsburgh would want to see Wallace end up is with its big rival [...]

Steelers WR Wallace worth a 1st?

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Mike Wallace will be tendered at the first-round level, meaning a team could sign him to an offer sheet and if the cap-strapped Steelers do not match the team signing Wallace would have to compensate Pittsburgh with a first-round pick? Is he worth it? As outlined in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers do not think he’s a $9-$10M a year receiver, not...

Examining the Mike Wallace situation

The Pittsburgh Steelers are entering an offseason of serious uncertainty -- one in which they will experience plenty of turbulence before all is said and done. They are reportedly $10 million or so over the NFL’s salary cap ceiling. Key players on defense showed their increasing age at points last season. Their starting running back, Rashard Mendenhall, tore up his knee on Jan...

Losing 60 Minutes

I have a gear that no one else has T...   Multiple sources, including Jason LaCanfora and Rotoworld have reported that the Steelers have a ‘real concern’ that they will not be able to retain restricted free agent Mike Wallace.  Pittsburgh is reportedly over the salary cap by 11 million dollars and will need to clear up some room quick. Mike Wallace was a third round gem...
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