The contract negotiations between the Steelers and wide receiver Mike Wallace have gone from bad to worse. After suspendeding negotiations earlier in the week, the Steelers no longer believe they agree on a long-term deal and could instead trade Wallace during training camp, according to a report from Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Do not be surprised if Steelers trade Mike Wallace during training camp. They no longer believe they can sign him long term.— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) July 28, 2012
This news comes just shortly after Pittsburgh agreed to a five-year, $42.5 million extension with receiver Antonio Brown. Wallace led the Steelers in receiving each of the last two seasons, racking up 132 receptions, 2,450 yards and 18 touchdowns over that span.
It's still unknown what the Steelers would want in a return for Wallace although they tendered the restricted free agent at a first round level.