Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mike Wallace Tells Teammates he Plans to Report and Sign Tender

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com/NFL Network, wideout Mike Wallace has informed his Steeler teammates that his plan is to report to team facilities this weekend and sign his free agent tender.

Two sources, Ian reports, have confirmed this. He will show up and sign the tender, ending his current holdout. Despite missing the entire training camp, we can expect Wallace to pick up right where he left off last season.

When (or if, because things could obviously still change) Wallace signs his one-year tender, he would be lined up to make $2.742 million this season.

While Wallace was holding out during camp in search of a new long-term deal, Pittsburgh went ahead and signed his teammate, wide receiver Antonio Brown, to a five-year, $42.5 million extension. I was expecting this to make a larger impact on the Wallace situation, but it appears as though Wallace just wants to concentrate on playing football for now.

Later on down the road, however, Wallace's contract issue is sure to come back into the light. But, for now, I believe both sides are just glad that he will likely be in a black and gold uniform this season.

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