Wallace Won’t Take the Field Till Season Opener Even If He Reports This Weekend

The first time Steelers fans and opponents will see Mike Wallace on the field will be in Denver for the September 9th opener vs Peyton Manning and the Broncos.

Wallace is expected to come in and ink his $2.742 million tender by Monday, and if/when that happens, he will have to sit out three days under the NFL labor agreement.

That will mean he wouldn’t be ready to roll for the teams final preseason game vs the Panthers August 30th.

QB Ben Roethlisberger said that he expects Wallace to be just fine once he gets into practice with the Steelers.

“I talked to him today. He’s excited. We’re excited,” Roethlisberger said Wednesday. “He’s been working, and he’s been working not just on his conditioning and strength but working through the offense. If he’s been putting the work in he’s telling me he’s been doing, he’ll be fine.”

2 Comments on "Wallace Won’t Take the Field Till Season Opener Even If He Reports This Weekend"

  1. As predicted, and right on schedule; he wanted to miss preseason, but he couldn’t afford to sit out a year.

    Now, the drama begins. After Brown’s big pay day, are the Steelers willing to ink a big money contract with Wallace? Or will Wallace mail it in as he did the last six games of 2011? In other words, we got him back, but exactly what did we get?

  2. The damage is already done . Turning his back on his team mates and missing all the offseason OTA’s as well as training camp and now the entire preseason . Wallace has angered Mike Tomlin as well as the Rooney’s by not negotiating in good faith . All he had to do was, sign the one year tender , report to camp and the team would start working on a multi year deal for him . At the end of the day , Wallace has burned his bridges in Pittsburgh . He may report , but dont look for him to stay long term .

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