Report: No Progress Made In Contract Talks With Mike Wallace

Len Pasquarelli of The Sports Xchange reports Friday that there has been no progress made in contract talk between the Pittsburgh Steelers and restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace. Pasquarelli goes on to declare that there has been very little negotiation going on as well with the fourth-year wide receiver out of Mississippi.

This news is of course not surprising as there is still 19 days to go before the team reports to Latrobe for training camp. It is still unknown if Wallace, who has yet to sign his one-year restricted tender offer of $2.74 million, will report to camp on time or if he will continue his offseason holdout. Teammate Ike Taylor, who has talked to Wallace quite a bit this offseason, has said in several recent interviews that Wallace will be in camp, but that he just doesn\’t know exactly when that will be.

Judging by past negotiations with players, the Steelers are unlikely to negotiate with Wallace until he signs his tender, but that is in no way set in stone. All of that said, it is very possible that Wallace might not be in camp on time. While several media reports indicate that the two sides are very far apart in terms of a new contract, neither side has voiced such a thing.

To summarize, the news is that there is no new news, but it sure it makes for increased website traffic during the slowest part of the offseason.

  • mrtruthandonlythetruth

    you know what, unless this guy got this imformation from ( Mike wallace, bus cook, someone in wallaces family, a close freind to wallace, kevin colbert, dan rooney, art rooney,ohmar kahn, Mike tomlin, scottie montgomery, Ike taylor, Big Ben, antonio brown, emmanuel sanders), it is completly irrelvent, and should not even be posted, i read that post and he did not even say that he got it from any source, he just posted it. I wish the insiders would tell us the sources they were getting all this info from, because several of those “insiders”, ( Pat kirwin, Adam Schefter) just to name a few were completly wrong from the beginning on the situation with Mike Wallace.

  • mokhkw

    The only reason this was “news” is that NFL Network’s Total Access had the Steelers on for their 32 in 32 Segment & they couldn’t find any other “headlines” to flash across the ticker box……