Chadman's argument is not about the quality of Brown vs Wallace in this (has been in other threads, but letting that go). This is simple maths- the Steelers didnt need to extend Brown last season, and if they hadn't, they'd be able to put Brown & Sanders on the field for a 3rd of what Brown will cost against the cap this year. The money saved ($2-$3m) could have been used to bring back Max Starks, or Keenan Lewis..
If both Brown & Sanders had held out from Camp, then maybe the Steelers would have to evaluate how they go about negotiating contracts.
In fact- given the way the FO has dealt with a few contracts in the last 3 years- that might not be a bad thing to do, regardless.
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they considered them 1 and 1a... when one didn't want to sign, they said, "cool, we'll take that contract to the other guy." Truth be told, with Arians out of the picture, Wallace isn't nearly the WR he was in years past... can you say Dink and Dunk...
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Brown signed and Walllace chos to hold out t was his decision.
I agree, remember when Hines was going to hold out but came to camp? By coming to camp he had a better shot of getting a deal done and he did get a nice deal. Wallace was afraid of getting injured while not having the big contract in place yet I guess, but this is all on him.
He had the opportunity and blew it, the Steelers don't cave in when are these players going to learn that.