Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 8/28/12
Ending his long holdout, Mike Wallace reported to the Steelers today and signed his 2.747 million dollar restricted free agent tender. The Steelers refusal to move Wallace in a trade has paid off as Wallace will be a big contributor for a team built to win now. His long term future with the team remains murky as they would appear to lack the cap space needed to give Wallace the type of money he wants and deserves, especially after extending Antonio Brown. They had to restructure several contracts this offseason just to get under the cap and next offseason they figure to be very backed up against the cap, if not over it, as all of the recently restructured deals will hurt them more next offseason and because Brown’s extension will kick in. However, for a team built to win now, 1 year of Wallace was probably worth more to them than any type of 2013 draft pick (or picks) they could have gotten in a trade for him. Wallace should still have a down year statistically after his extended ho...
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