Originally written on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 2/16/12
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There are many tough decisions that the Steelers must deal with this offseason, not the least of which is trying to sign Mike Wallace to a long term deal.   If worse comes to worse they can franchise him to help ensure his services for another season, thus giving them more time to work on a long term deal.  They’ve used their franchise tag in a similar manner in the past, on Lamarr Woodley for example.   The team was able to work out a longer deal with Woodley during training camp and thus freed up the tag for use should they need it in the future.  Had they not franchised the Pharaoh it’s no guarantee he would still be with the team this coming season. Franchising a player is never a cap friendly move but it’s a necessary one to buy the 2 sides time to work out a deal. I would not be surprised at all to see Wallace get tagged, especially given the team’s cap situation this year. However as the title of this article states, Wallace isn’t the only big player they have to worry about ...
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