Steelers receiver Mike Wallace remains an unsigned restricted free agent, but Wallace’s partner in the Pittsburgh receiving corps, Antonio Brown, says he’s not worried about Wallace getting away.
Brown said on NFL Network’s Total Access that he expects Wallace to sign with the Steelers, either the one-year tender offer or a long-term deal, and that the two of them will remain teammates.
“I definitely expect it,” Brown said. “I definitely look forward to him providing me help from the other side, rolling coverages — he’s a great teammate of mine.”
Brown admitted that he doesn’t know if other teams have spoken to Wallace about signing him to an offer sheet, and the reality is that there’s still plenty of time for some team to do that. And although the Steelers would likely try to match any offer for Wallace, there are plenty of teams that have more cap room than the Steelers and could sign Wallace to a front-loaded offer sheet that the Steelers would have a very difficult time matching.
And yet Brown remains unconcerned.
“No doubt in my mind, he’s coming back,” Brown said.
Florio discussed the possibility of some team signing Wallace to an offer sheet on today’s PFT Live:
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