Steelers restricted free agent receiver Mike Wallace doesn’t appear to be close to coming to terms with the team on a contract, but he has been given new offensive coordinator Todd Haley’s playbook and should be ready to go whenever he shows up for work.
Given that, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, who talked to Wallace last week, says he’s not overly concerned about having Wallace up to speed when the regular season starts.
“This process is going to run its course,” Tomlin told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “It will be a little bit of short-term misery, but it won’t be significant in the big scheme of things, hopefully.”
Wallace’s friend and teammate Antonio Brown said he’s confident Wallace will be fine this year.
“He’s going to be studying, so when he comes he knows [the plays],” Brown said. “Hopefully he can get here soon o he can get on board.”
When he does get on board, Wallace shouldn’t have any problem getting up to speed quickly. For all the talk about Wallace’s contract situation this offseason, it’s probably not going to have much of an impact on the Steelers when the season starts.