NFL Free Agency Rumors: San Francisco 49ers To Make Play for Mike Wallace

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It isn’t a secret that the San Francisco 49ers are shopping for multiple upgrades at wide receiver. After all, it proved to be their undoing in the NFC Championship Game. The fact that their receivers combined for just one catch in that dis-heartening loss proves this point even further.
Sources close to the San Francisco 49ers have indicated to me that they are seriously contemplating signing Mike Wallace, a restricted free agent from the Pittsburgh Steelers, to an offer sheet.
The Steelers, who decided against placing the franchise tag on their star receiver, do not have the salary cap room to match any competitive offer for the restricted free agent. Any team that signs Wallace to an offer sheet would have to give the Steelers a first round pick as compensation if the offer isn’t matched.
A front loaded deal would seem to guarantee that Pittsburgh wouldn’t be able to match the contract. With that said, there are only a handful of teams that need a wide receiver who…

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