Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace will not be reporting today to Latrobe for the start of training camp, but optimism is growing that he will be arriving in the next several days.
Both Emmanuel Sanders and Keenan Lewis told the media today in interviews upon their arrival that they expect Wallace to arrive over the course of the next week. Lewis, a long time friend of Wallace\’s, who has been working out with him every day this offseason, said that Wallace is in great shape and ready to get to work. Sanders told reporters that he is expecting him to show in “3 or 4″ days.
Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported on Twitter earlier in the day that he is hearing rumblings that a new long-term deal could be close with Wallace.
Wallace was tendered at a first round restricted level of $2.74 million back at the start of free agency and has yet to sign the offer. He was not present for any of the offseason practices as a result.