Report: Steelers WR Mike Wallace To Arrive Tuesday

It is Monday and still no sign of Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace, who reportedly is going to show up and sign his one-year, $2.74 million tender this week.

Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Monday morning that there is no sign yet of Wallace, but that the word is he will arrive on Tuesday. As Kaboly also points out, it really doesn\’t matter right now if it is just another day because Wallace won\’t be allowed to practice until Monday because of the new acclimation rules in the CBA.

Wallace, as expected, will not play in the Steelers preseason finale this coming Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers. Time is running short, however, for the receiver to get a long-term deal done prior to the start of the regular season. Contract negotiations will not reopen with Wallace until he signs his restricted tender.

  • WilliamSekinger

    Hmm, I thought the new CBA only restricts players for 3 days. If he reports on Tuesday and signs. He will sit Wed – Fri. and could practice starting Saturday isn’t that correct? Why wouldn’t he be able to practice until Monday? With a thursday game this week, the Steelers will definitely be practicing this weekend and Wallace needs to be there to get as many reps as he can.

  • Mr. Riggs

    I just hope he doesn’t come in with a chip on his shoulder. He started to pull that “it’s all about me” attitude last year. Someone needs to sit him down and let him watch videos of Swan and Stallworth and how they handled themselves. If he can’t act like a true Steeler then ship his butt off to Seattle to flounder in that offence.