Coach Mike Tomlin may not be the only Steelers employee to get a new contract on Tuesday.
He also may not be the only Steelers employee named “Mike” to get a new contract on Tuesday.
Tight end Weslye Saunders has congratulated receiver Mike Wallace on a new contract via a Twitter message. Saunders later tried to put the toothpaste back in the Twitter tube.
So apparently I may have jumped the gun about Mike and the new deal. Just pretend I ain't say nothin lol #CarryOn—
Weslye Saunders (@Wes_Saunders88) July 24, 2012
Wallace, a restricted free agent, has received a one-year tender worth $2.7 million. The Steelers opted not to reduce the tender dramatically on June 15, even though they could have.
The Steelers report for training camp on Tuesday. It’s still unknown whether Wallace will be there.
Perhaps the bigger question for now is whether Saunders will be.
UPDATE 6:00 p.m. ET: Saunders’ tweet may have come from inside information, or it may have come from an apparently erroneous report that Wallace has a new deal. Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Wallace does not yet have a new contract.