Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 7/27/12
On the same day that the Steelers signed Antonio Brown to a long term deal, the team confirmed that they would not be giving Mike Wallace a long term contract, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Earlier this week, the two sides broke talks off completely as the Steelers refused to negotiate with him until he reported to camp, which he says he won’t do until he gets his new deal. With Wallace not cooperating, the Steelers turned their focus to Brown, who would have been a restricted free agent next offseason and made it nearly impossible under the cap for them to sign Wallace. Brown’s 5 year, 42.5 million dollar contract was much more reasonable than the contract that Wallace was holding out for and since they probably would only be able to keep one going forward, they probably made the right move. Now the pressure is on Wallace to sign his tender, which will pay him 2.742 million dollars this season. If he doesn’t they may opt to trade Wallace and go forward with Antonio Brow...
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