As soon as Antonio Brown inked his new five-year deal, the rumor mill started to churn that the Steelers would look for a trade partner for wide out Mike Wallace, who is remaining at home today holding out.
On Saturday, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert spoke about the new deal with Brown, but also shot down rumors that Wallace is on the trade block. Colbert told Ed Werder of ESPN, “Mike Wallace is not available for trade.”
Smart move by Colbert to shoot the rumors down right away, or if not you know that teams would be calling, and also the local and national stations and papers would continue to insist that Wallace would be on the move.
Again Colbert played it right. At the end of the day, Wallace is going to show up. Bottom line. He really has no choice.