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Steelers Able To Tender Restricted Free Agents Without More Cuts Or Restructures Should They Choose

Mike Florio from Pro Football Talk posted the latest updated cap numbers of all 32 teams on Sunday and shows the Pittsburgh Steelers as being $ 10.5 million under the cap. Now in his post he says that those numbers reflect 2011 rollover cap space, which the Steelers will use, and franchise tags amounts, which the Steelers of course did not use. Although Florio does not clarify, I believe that $ 10.5 number does not include restricted tenders or exclusive rights tenders, which would make sense and match my numbers. I also assume Florio is accounting for the LTBE (likely to be earned) roster bonuses Read more [...]

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Will the Steelers choose Mike Wallace and the future or the past?

It has become blatantly apparent that Mike Wallace either has to get the franchise tag or sign a new contract before the start of free agency or there is a damn good possibility he will be in another uniform next season.  It did not matter which channel I turned on or which site I looked at over the past two days.  They all are hyping the same thing.  Mike Wallace being a restricted free agent will likely land him on another team.
Wallace can only receive a first round tender from the Steelers as protection.  That is a small price to pay for a 25 year old wide receiver who can blow the top off of the defense.  Wallace is going to be a prime candidate on the market.  It is a good year for wide receivers with Vincent Jackson, Wes Welker, Reggie Wayne and others out there.  Most are about to hit or are over 30.  Wallace is about to hit his prime.  The production a team will get out him will well exceed everyone else on this list.
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