Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace is reportedly working out down in Orlando with trainer Tom Shaw at the Wide World of Sports facility and could possibly report to training camp according to Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
In the report by Robinson, Shaw indicates that Wallace has been training with him for the last couple of weeks and is “fast as lighting”. Shaw also indicated that Wallace could be reporting pretty soon and that Wallace refuses to talk to the media until he does.
Wallace is remaining silent, Shaw said via the report by Robinson, “because he gets mad when people write things that are totally false. He doesn’t want a $100 million contract, a $50 million contract. He’s never told anybody that. He knows the Steelers aren’t talking, and he’s not talking.”
Wallace will need to sign his restricted free agent tender of $2.74 million before any negotiations continue on a long-term deal. General Manager Kevin Colbert has made that clear several times as well as stating that Wallace would not be traded.
We have heard from several Steelers players stating that they thought Wallace would be along soon since training camp started, but soon just hasn\’t gotten here yet, so I advise not to get your hopes up until Wallace actually does report.