Mike Wallace not ‘available for trade,’ say Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers rebuffed speculation Saturday that the team would seek to trade disgruntled wide receiver Mike Wallace.
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“Mike Wallace is not available for trade,” GM Kevin Colbert told ESPN’s Ed Werder.
Wallace, who has yet to sign his $ 2.472 million restricted free-agent tender, wants a long-term contract and is currently holding out of training camp after negotiations broke off with the team on Wednesday.
The Steelers then turned around and handed No. 2 wide receiver Antonio Brown a five-year, $ 42.5 million extension on Friday, fueling speculation that the team might trade Wallace before the start of the season.
Wallace caught 72 passes with eight touchdowns last season, averaging 16.6 yards per catch. He has developed into one of the NFL’s top deep threats in his three seasons.