Mike Wallace will miss Steelers OTAs

The Steelers open up OTAs tomorrow.  A big part of their offense will be missing when they do.  Mike Wallace has yet to sign his RFA tender.  He is also not expected to be at OTAs according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

The Steelers are in the early stages of a new offense.  This is valuable time for a guy like Wallace to get with his QB and work on timing in the new offense.  Wallace has been called a one trick pony in the past but became more then that last season.  He was starting to become a true number one receiver.  He could have really used this time on the field with the team.

Wallace does not plan on signing his RFA tender anytime soon.  He will most likely miss most of the offseason programs.  He will sign sometime during training camp so he does not lose any money.  He will play this season out and we will have this same problem next season.

The Steelers do control the rights to Wallace for the next 2 years.  They can franchise tag him after next season and keep him another year.  The Steelers want to keep Wallace long term but his demands are high and neither side is making any progress.  This may be two one year rentals for the team depending on what Wallace is willing to take.

Wallace is not the only player that will miss OTAs.  First and Second round picks David DeCastro and Mike Adams will also miss them as their schools are not out of session yet.

  • Raymondashley7

    mike stop being such a pus play ball and be happy the money is there if u ack like a pro just be lucky u have a job u like an getting paid to have fun doing it. Remember u were a no one two years ago and get ur route running better rite now i would take a slow Hines Ward over a fast wanna be Randy Moss.