REPORT: Mike Wallace Will Join Pittsburgh Steelers Prior To Week One

It’s been a bumpy offseason for Pittsbugh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace but that could soon be coming to an end.

Wallace has refused to sign his one-year, $2.7 million franchise tender in hopes of getting a bigger deal. He has been a no-show for the Steelers all offseason and turned down a five-year, $42 million deal that was eventually given to fellow wideout Antonio Brown.

It was immediately after contract talks broke off that speculation began that the Steelers would trade Mike Wallace. That relief was immediately shot down by Steelers officials.

Since then, Wallace has been working out in Orlando, Florida and staying in peak shape and there is now a new development in the Wallace situation.

Reports indicate that Wallace will be re-joining the Steelers prior to week one of the 2012-13 season.

In Wallace’s absense,  Emmanuel Sanders has been getting work as the starting X receiver in new offensive coordinator Todd Haley’s system. When Wallace returns to the team, he will take over the reps in the offense. He will fit right in when he returns.

The Steelers new offense has loosened up their routes and become more of a backyard pass and catch offense under Haley which will brilliantly suit Wallace and his skillset. This has to be a sigh of relief for the Steelers and their fans. Wallace is one of the top deep threats in the NFL and will be a welcomed addition back on the field in the Steel City.

Topics: Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers

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