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State Of The Steelers Linebackers – Could Worilds Really Be Slated To Move Inside?

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds is about to enter his third season since being drafted in the second round of the 2010 NFL draft. Several in Steeler Nation are still struggling to understand why inside linebackers Sean Lee or Navarro Bowman weren't the pick instead of Worilds. Linebackers coach Keith Butler was asked that very question during his press conference following the selection of Worilds and said, "We like those guys. We like Bowman, I especially like Sean Lee. But those guys are inside linebackers right now. And we have a pretty good quartet of guys at inside linebacker. Read more [...]

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State Of The Steelers Linebackers – Could Worilds Really Be Slated To Move Inside?


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Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds is about to enter his third season since being drafted in the second round of the 2010 NFL draft. Several in Steeler Nation are still struggling to understand why inside linebackers Sean Lee or Navarro Bowman weren't the pick instead of Worilds. Linebackers coach Keith Butler was asked that very question during his press conference following the selection of Worilds and said, "We like those guys. We like Bowman, I especially like Sean Lee. But those guys are inside linebackers right now. And we have a pretty good quartet of guys at inside linebacker. Read more [...]

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Wallace Gets No Offers, To Be A Steeler in 2012

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Steelers speedster Mike Wallace was hoping for the pay day of his life this offseason, instead he will come back to the Steelers and play for about $ 2.7 million once he smartens up and inks his tender from the team.

Wallace will stay with the Steelers after a Friday midnight deadline passed with no team offering the restricted free agent an offer sheet.

The Steelers did not make Wallace their franchise player, which would have required them to pay him about $ 9.5 million for the upcoming season. Instead, they gave him a first-round tender, which meant a team would have had to give up a first-round draft pick to sign him.

Last season Wallace had team highs of 72 catches, 1,193 yards and eight touchdowns. He looks to want to fight inking his tender, as he hasn’t signed it, and hasn’t reported to offseason workouts.

The WR has until June 15 to do so before the Steelers can cut the tender to $ 577,500. Steelers president Art Rooney II previously said the team wants to sign Wallace to a long-term contract.

That’s a longshot, but after Wallace got no offers, he may see that the grass is going to be greener with the Steelers, and hopefully the two sides can agree on a deal.

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Report: Mike Wallace Told ‘Some’ in Steelers Organization He Won’t Sign Until He Has To


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ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on ESPN Radio as well as his own tweet Sunday morning Steelers WR Mike Wallace indicated to more than one person within the Steelers organization he won't sign his tender offer from the Steelers "until he has to."

This isn't exactly surprising (we mentioned the likelihood of him not signing it for a while). He has until June 15 to sign his tender before the Steelers can reduce the one-year contract from $ 2.7 million to $ 577,500.

The report suggests, then, Wallace would wait until then to sign it, and it's really nothing more than a negotiating tactic. If he signed the tender now, the Steelers wouldn't have any particular reason on the surface to negotiate any further. In other words, if Wallace wants more than $ 2.7 million this season, it's not in his best interest to lock himself in now, when he still has roughly two months to continue to work toward a long-term deal - something both sides have said they want.

If he holds true to that, it would mean he wouldn't be under contract during the Steelers' designated Organized Team Activities - OTAs - which go from May 22 to June 14. It isn't likely he would attend these voluntary activities if he isn't under contract.

How big of a deal it will be for him to not be in attendance isn't clear, though. Some players won't attend even if they are under contract. Top to bottom, it's really just Wallace hanging onto a reasonable and valid bargaining chip.

It'd be a different story if he was talking about missing training camp, which begins in late July.



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Mike Wallace Not Signing Offer Sheet Will Lighten His Pockets, and Slow Down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Offense

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace has waited up to this point in the offseason to get word on a long-term contract from the Steelers, or a trade offer from another team, and neither one has come to surface.
According to Adam Schefter of www.espn.com, the Pro Bowl receiver said that he wouldn’t sign the first-round tender worth $ 2.7 million “until he has to.” This gives the indication that Wallace is willing to sit out of organized team activities and training camp this summer.
The three-year veteran has until June 15th to sign the offer sheet. If Wallace decides not to do so, then the Steelers have the right to cut the tender to $ 577,500, which would be a $ 2.1 million dollar cut for Wallace. Pittsburgh could definitely use that money with their tight budget for this coming 2012 NFL season.
In all honesty, I do feel that Wallace deserves a nice-sized contact due to what he has done on the field for the past three years. However, given the fact that he is just reall...

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