Steelers Re-sign C/G Cody Wallace
The Pittsburgh Steelers are following up the Tuesday signing of former Carolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell by re-signing a few of their own unrestricted free agents on Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, it was officially announced that both safety Will Allen and long snapper Greg Warren had been re-signed and now the team has just announced on Twitter that backup center/guard Cody Wallace has been re-signed to a three-year contract
The Steelers originally signed Wallace just prior to the start of the 2013 season after he released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he wound up starting the final four games of the season at center after then-starter Fernando Velasco was lost for the season with a torn Achilles suffered late in the Week 13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
While Velasco filled in admirably for Maurkice Pouncey after he was lost for the year with a knee injury suffered in the season opener, Wallace really stabilized the position even more to close out the season. Wallace has a very nasty demeanor about him and while not technically sound in his play, he manages to get the job done.
Due to the length of the contract that Wallace signed on Wednesday, it’s apparent the Steelers see him as the long-term backup to Pouncey moving forward. In addition to playing center, Wallace can also play both guard spots in a pinch, even though center is by far his natural and best position.