Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 3/6/12
Monday was the deadline for teams to use their franchise tags on players and one of them was used by Buffalo on their receiver, Stevie Johnson. According Adam Schefter of ESPN, Johnson signed a five-year, $36.25 million deal that includes $19.5 million guaranteed,  and over $24 million in first three years. His annual compensation is $7.25 million. That is some serious money for anyone, and you can you bet the Mike Wallace camp, as well as the Steelers front office is well aware of the terms of that contract. As the team continues to try and work out a long term deal with Wallace before March 13th (deadline for restricted tenders, start of free agency), it’s probably a safe bet that team Wallace is going to look for Stevie Johnson money, at least. If you compare the stats of the 2 players in 2011,  you can see just how similar they are overall: Wallace: 72 catches 1,193 yards 16.6 ypc 8 touchdowns. Johnson:76 catches, 1,004 yards 13.2 ypc 7 touchdowns. The Steelers finished 10th in ...
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