Late last evening the San Francisco 49ers signed wide receiver Randy Moss to a one year deal. Why is this big news at site devoted to the Pittsburgh Steelers? Because it raises a couple of very potential flags which could be positive should you be in the âWe have to keep Mike Wallaceâ camp.
By signing Moss, the 49ers are for all intents and purposes removing themselves as one of the suitors of Wallaceâs services as the speedy, take-the-top-off-the-defense wideout. Could this also be a sign that teams will find that giving up a first round draft pick for Wallace is just too much?
Yesterday, the Steelers placed a first-round tender on Wallace which means that even if a team goes after him the Steelers have the opportunity to match. Should they lose Wallace the compensation is that teamâs first-round draft pick in the April NFL Draft. If all holds as is, Pittsburgh will pay Wallace $2.7 million for the 2012 season while the two sides work on a longer-term contract.
Muddying the waters ...