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.
Settle down people. Wallace coming tomorrow now. Doesn't matter because he won't be allowed to practice until Monday anyways
— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly) August 27, 2012
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.