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Taylor Swift Returns for The ‘Red’ Tour at Heinz Field; Concert to Take Place on Saturday, July 6, 2013…
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As expected, the Vikings will play one of their 2013 home games in London. They’ll be hosting the team to which they once lost a Super Bowl. A full 39 years after the Steelers beat the Vikings, 16-6, at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, the two teams will get together at Wembley Stadium in London. …ProFootballTalk » Pittsburgh Steelers
Did you know that the first Professional Football Player took the field in Pittsburgh 120 years ago? That’s one of many stories featured in a Hall …
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Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace is training extensively in Florida and likely will report to Steelers training camp in the near future, Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. This according to the conditioning coach who has been working out the receiver for the past two weeks. “He’s fast as lightning right now,” said Tom …
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Speculation often takes on a life of its own. It’s not that information is intentionally reported falsely, it’s just the cliche game of telephone. “John is sitting on the right” turns into “John is standing over there with a cup of coffee purple monkey dishwasher.”
In digging through stories regarding Steelers WR Mike Wallace, who has until today to sign his restricted free agency tender before the Steelers have the right to reduce it from $ 2.7 million to $ 577,000, I came across two main themes; One, everyone seems comfortable in suggesting the Steelers won’t exercise that right, and two, no one confirms with the Steelers that’s the case.
Until Thursday, that is.
The Tribune-Review noted Steelers GM Kevin Colbert’s appearance on Mark Madden’s 105.9 FM show the Steelers will not reduce Wallace’s tender offer, but the timing of his announcement is interesting.
It’s as if he’s playing the “in good faith card.” That’s really what this whole negotiation is about.
Most never felt the team would reduce it, but clearly, Art Rooney II wasn’t thrilled with Wallace not attending minicamp. In that, he could make a valid argument that both sides were asked to negotiate in good faith, and part of that is signing his RFA tender and showing up to work with his team.
I’m not suggesting that’s the right course of action, but it’s fair for Rooney to exercise his collectively bargained right to reduce his tender after the other side snubbed his team by not showing up to a mandatory event.
This bleeds into a frequently argued point on here. Wallace is technically not under contract with the Steelers, although the Steelers maintain his rights. He cannot play somewhere in 2012 without the Steelers’ approval, which is in many ways a binding contract. As a part of the NLFPA, Wallace is subject to the same rules regarding restricted free agency, and while I’m fairly certain the Steelers wouldn’t be allowed to put a gun to his head and force him to run fly routes, the idea centers around negotiating in good faith.
So should he show up or shouldn’t he? Should the Steelers reduce his tender offer or shouldn’t they?
Is Colbert’s well-timed statement his way of acting in good faith? If it is, what will Wallace’s be?
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Sun, 03 Jun 2012 17:23:31
by JOHN HARRIS
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The Steelers may have a new running back coming to town, as with Rashard Mendenhall’s 2012 season clearly up in the air, the team may get San Diego free agent RB Mike Tolbert.
Kevin Acee of the SD Tribune reports that the Steelers and Panthers are the two front runners to get Tolbert, a back who last season rushed for 490 yards and 8 TD’s for the Chargers.
Tolbert puts up 4.1 yards per carry, and has been in the league for four seasons. His best year came two years back when he ran for 735 yards and 11 scores.
He can greatly put Steelers fans at ease about the RB situation. If the Steelers can get Tolbert, it would be a great insurance policy if Mendenhall isn’t ready to start the season.
Tolbert met with KC on Thursday, but that won’t happen since they inked former Browns RB Peyton Hills. It seems like the Steelers and Panthers are by far the two best fits for Tolbert’s services.
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INDIANAPOLIS — The Steelers intend to do everything they can to re-sign top receiver Mike Wallace and keep him with the team for a long time, general manager Kevin Colbert said.
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