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Report: Steelers won’t trade Mike Wallace “at any point”

Citing team sources, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Steelers will not trade unsigned holdout wide receiver Mike Wallace “at any point this season.” Dulac’s report also notes that Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is “no longer supportive” of Wallace as he angles for a long-term deal. Pittsburgh w...

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Colbert Tells ESPN “Wallace Not Available For Trade”


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As soon as Antonio Brown inked his new five-year deal, the rumor mill started to churn that the Steelers would look for a trade partner for wide out Mike Wallace, who is remaining at home today holding out. On Saturday, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert spoke about the new deal with Brown, but also shot [...]...

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Mike Wallace Holdout Day 4: Do the Steelers Have Trade Opportunities?

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Steelers G.M.: Wallace not available for trade

The scribes in Pittsburgh have suggested that a likely outcome to unsigned restricted free agent receiver Mike Wallace’s training camp holdout is a trade out of town. The Steelers on Friday signed fellow wideout Antonio Brown to a lucrative, long-term contract. They will not be satisfying Wallace’s contractual demands. But Steelers G.M....

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NFL to Discuss New IR and Trade Deadline Rules with NFLPA

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The NFL's Injured-Reserve (IR) list was created as a way for teams to make room on their roster for a healthy player while maintaining rights to an injured player under contract.

Among other things, a player placed on the IR receives the remainder of the money owed to him in that season, but is no longer eligible to play for the remainder of the year.

The NFL is currently in negotiations to tweak that rule, allowing a player to return to the roster from the IR at a point in the season.

Currently, a player on the 53 man roster stays there unless he is released or placed on the IR. This differs from Major League Baseball, for example, where a player is put on the Disabled List, thus, not counting on their 25-man roster. MLB can have a player not count on their active roster for 15 or 60 days, so they can bring in a replacement while that player recovers. The NFL's policy does not allow that, presumably, to stem the desire of a team to stash a player away, not having him count against their roster but not having to risk letting him go either.

While the details are yet to be hammered out (two of the biggest details being the length of time a player must spend on the IR before being eligible for reactivation and compensation for that player while on the IR), but this rule would help a team deal with a player's injury in a less-than-absolute fashion, and allow some time for rehabilitation and healing before making a definitive judgment on his availability the rest of the year.

The most likely injury this would create flexibility with would be concussions. Those injuries vary so greatly in terms of severity from player to player, and it's difficult to determine how long a player may struggle with that injury. This would allow a team to place a player on IR for several weeks, and have him rejoin the roster when he's functionally and safely able to play again.

The league is also in discussions with the union over moving the trade deadline back from Week 6 to Week 8. The idea is to allow a bit more time for trades to develop, and have the playoff picture a little bit more defined before disallowing teams to pursue other players.




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Report: Steelers Had Draft Day Trade In Place With Jets To Move Up For DeCastro


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Some interesting news Monday night via Jason La Canfora on Twitter as he reports the Pittsburgh Steelers had a draft day trade in place with the New York Jets to move up to the 16th spot in the first round to select guard David DeCastro. According to a tweet by La Canfora, the Jets were willing to move back to the Steelers spot at 24 thinking they would be able to select either Bruce Irvin or Quinton Coples. Once the Seattle Seahawks selected Irvin with the 15th overall selection, the Jets reportedly backed out of the deal and went ahead and drafted Coples reports La Canfora.

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Could A Trade Up In Round One Be In The Cards For The Steelers?


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By Cian Fahey
There are two players the Pittsburgh Steelers should consider trading up for in the upcoming draft, both on offense.

Back in 2008, one year into the Mike Tomlin-era in Pittsburgh, the Steelers entered the NFL draft expected to make moves to improve their porous offensive line. Instead of spending a first round pick on tackle Duane Brown, the only offensive lineman taken in the first round after the Steelers picked 23rd, the Steelers brought in running-back Rashard Mendenhall.

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Report: Handful of teams interested in Mike Wallace trade


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When Mike Wallace became a restricted free agent, his camp tried to spread the message that teams would be lining up to sign him because it would only take a first-round pick in compensation under the new CBA. That didn’t work, but they aren’t through trying to get Wallace more money than he’s set to…

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Wallace Drawing Trade Interest From Other Teams

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Mike Wallace didn’t initially draw the interest in free agency he had hoped, but he might now be getting closer to playing football for another team.

Reports circulated Thursday that a “handful of teams” are interested in trading for Wallace’s rights.

When the Steelers placed a first-round tender on Wallace it required teams to hand a first round draft pick to Pittsburgh should Wallace sign elsewhere. As free agency went on it became clear teams weren’t interested in sacrificing so much and paying Wallace a hefty paycheck — he said he’s interested in a contract like Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who signed an eight-year, $ 120 million deal.

By acquiring Wallace via trade, teams could choose what they’re willing to fork over. Clearly, given the reports, a trade is a much more attractive option.

Wallace has made it pretty clear that he’s not interested in signing his tender, which will pay him $ 2.4 million in 2012. It appears he’ll hold out of OTAs.

The Steelers may be inclined to trade Wallace and get at least something in return. Wallace will be an unrestricted free agent after next season and would likely sign elsewhere.

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Should Steelers Trade Out Of Round 2, Dolphins Would Be Likeliest Of Trade Partners

Predicting draft day trades is next to impossible, but it is fun to look at what we might deem the Pittsburgh Steelers draft board might look like along with perceived needs to speculate what trades could possibly take place.

While Jeremy Hritz has already wondered if the Steelers will trade out of first round completely, I personally think they will stay put there if I had to lay some money down on it. The second round though is where I believe the best shot of move down and out could happen for the Steelers.

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