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Steelers Reopen Contract Talks With Mike Wallace

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports via Twitter that contract talks between the Pittsburgh Steelers and wide receiver Mike Wallace on a new long term deal have reopened and that the two sides will continue talking this week. La Canfora thinks the odds are slim right now of a new deal being reached prior […]

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Kevin Colbert Handled Mike Wallace Situation Perfectly

The Mike Wallace saga is now over and once again Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert showed why he is the best in the business. Throughout the entire process Colbert stayed true to his word. He handled the situation with class and dignity and never disrespected Wallace or his agent Bus Cook throughout the entire […]

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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp – Day Two Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up day two of training camp in Latrobe and here is your daily recap of the day. The morning featured a walk-thru practice that was closed to both the media and the public. In regard to the morning session, left guard Willie Colon said, “The morning session is good […]

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Colbert Explains Game Of Hardball Now Being Played Against Wallace

Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert talked to the media today and answered questions concerning restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace, who failed to report to camp by the 4:00 p.m. deadline on Wednesday and sign his restricted tender. Colbert told the media that indeed all offers to Wallace are now off the table […]

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Mike Wallace Not Expected To Report Later Today For Training Camp

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, it looks pretty likely that Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace won’t be reporting to training camp today by the 4:00 p.m. deadline. Sounds as tho Wallace wont report today. #steelers — Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) July 25, 2012 While Wallace not reporting today is not […]

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Mike Wallace, Contracts, The Steelers & You

After the false alarm on Tuesday that indicated Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace had signed a five-year, $42 million contract, I received a few emails asking if I thought that total amount stated in that report sounded about right for Wallace, should that wind up indeed being the deal. The best […]

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Mike Wallace Tweets That He Will Be With Steeler Nation In 2012

On Monday, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace accidentally retweeted a tweet on Twitter from a troller stating that he would not be with the Steelers this season. His mistake must have prompted a pretty good response on the social media platform as he has since deleted the retweet and posted a response stating: “Didn\’t […]

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Kevin Colbert Says No Leverage To Be Gained By Mike Wallace Being Absent

If you had June 15th circled on your calendar as an important date for the Pittsburgh Steelers and restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace, you should know that it is just another Friday in June. I have long said that the Steelers would not lower the tender of the fourth year receiver from $2.74 […]

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\’He Should Be Here\’, Says Art Rooney II – What Were Those Four Words Worth?

Any time that Pittsburgh Steelers Team President Art Rooney II talks, it is usually news worthy. Rooney II, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, said Wednesday in regard to restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace, “He should be here.” When NFL Total Access reported those four words Wednesday evening on their […]

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Ike Taylor Tells Mike Wallace That Football Doesn\’t Need Him, He Needs Football

The Pittsburgh Steelers second OTA session of the 2012 season started on Tuesday and once again restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace remains unsigned and away from the team. Cornerback Ike Taylor was with Wallace this past weekend out in Las Vegas and passed along word during his weekly show on Trib Live Radio […]

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New News That There Is No New News With Mike Wallace

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported today that there was no news to report on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace, who continues to refuse to sign his restricted free agent tender until he has to. Schefter said Tuesday on NFL Livethat it “may be awhile” before the Steelers see Wallace at the team facility, and […]

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Post Draft State Of The Steelers Wide Receivers

We have completed our post draft state of the roster looks at the offensive line, defensive line and running backs for the Pittsburgh Steelers and today will have a look at the wide receiver position following the draft as the Steelers head towards training camp now. Mike Wallace – Wallace was restricted tendered at a […]

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Steelers Likely Won\’t Reduce Tender Offer To Mike Wallace On June 15th

The first rookie camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now in the books and next up is the first team OTA session that is scheduled to get rolling on May 22nd. That next session is when the rookies and veterans will all hit the field together in Pittsburgh. One player that is surely not to […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Likely To Address Mike Wallace Hold Out Rumors On Monday

Another day of repackaged news by ESPN on Sunday, as Adam Schefter reported earlier today that Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace has told some within the Steelers organization that he does not plan to sign his first-round tender “until he has to”. Now this is according to sources mind you and […]

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Report: Mike Wallace Prepared To Not Sign His Tender & Sit Out Offseason Workouts

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Wednesday on NFL Live that Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace has no plans to sign his one-year, $2.742 million tender. Schefter added that Wallace plans to sit out all of the Steelers offseason workouts until the two sides reach a long-term contract agreement. The restricted free […]

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Art Rooney II Still Wants Long Term Deal With Mike Wallace

Pittsburgh Steelers President Art Rooney II told Scott Brown from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Friday that he remains hopefully that the team will get restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace signed to a long-term deal at some point. Rooney II said he did not offer up a time frame as to when that might […]

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No New Contract For Mike Wallace As 2012 Free Agency Period Begins

Despite my optimism that the Pittsburgh Steelers would reach a new contract agreement with wide receiver Mike Wallace before the start of the 2012 NFL free agency period, that seems not to be the case. At 4 p.m. eastern time today there was no news of a new deal so Wallace is now officially a […]

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49ers Signing Of Randy Moss Is Good News For Steelers Fans In Regards To Mike Wallace

Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the San Francisco 49ers have agreed to terms with free agent wide receiver Randy Moss on a one-year deal Monday evening. The signing of Moss should put to an end the notion that the 49ers will make a run at Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Mike […]

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Steelers Still Hold Strong Leverage With Mike Wallace

The franchise tag deadline came and went on Monday and as expected the Pittsburgh Steelers did not use the franchise tag on restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace. Instead Wallace will be tendered at the first round level of around $2.74 million. For starters, the Steelers did not have the cap room available to […]

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Stevie Johnson Full Contract Numbers Now Out

On Monday I posted about the new contract that Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson received and warned against using the average per year of the total value of the contract as a measuring stick. I also warned that my projection of the first year cap hit and break down of the contract was a […]

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New Stevie Johnson Contract Sets Floor For New Mike Wallace Contract

The Buffalo Bills have agreed to terms today with unrestricted free agent wide receiver Stevie Johnson on a new five-year, $36.25 million contract with $19.5 million guaranteed, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. With that contract now in place, we now have a solid starting point for what Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver […]

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Mike Wallace Sirius Radio Interview Was Classic Example Of Contract Talk Posturing

I had a feeling that it would not be too long before Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace chimed in on his pending free agency and he finally did today on SiriusXM NFL Radio. Was I surprised by the comments made by Wallace today during his interview with Adam Schein and Jim Miller? Absolutely not. […]

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Why I Think A New Deal Will Be Reached With Mike Wallace Before March 5th

With the 2012 NFL combine getting started on Wednesday, I thought now would be the perfect time to give my gut feeling thoughts on what will happen with Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace. I have talked extensively about the options the Steelers have in regards to placing a first round tender […]

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