Found February 14, 2012 on Inside the Bills:
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In what is expected to be a bumper crop of wide receiver talent on the open market come March 13th, the Pittsburgh Steelers are determined not to add an emerging Pro Bowl wideout to join the group. Steelers speed demon Mike Wallace is a restricted free agent, but Pittsburgh’s front office widely believes there would be offer sheets headed Wallace’s way by other NFL clubs were they only to tender him. According to the Pittsburgh-Tribune Review, the Steelers are trying to work out a multi-year deal. If that’s not successful in the coming weeks the franchise tag was not ruled out by GM Kevin Colbert. One of the main reasons why is because even if the Steelers put a high tender on Wallace, it would only return compensation of a first-round pick were someone to sign him to a deal that Pittsburgh chose not to match. Under the old CBA the high tender was a first and a third-round pick. Some team might see Wallace as a commodity that’s worth parting with a first-round pick, hence the possib...
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