Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said last week that he’s spoken to wide receiver Mike Wallace recently.
General Manager Kevin Colbert can’t say the same. During an interview with 93.7 in Pittsburgh, via SportsRadioInterviews.com, Colbert said that the team has not had any contact with Wallace because there’s not much to talk about at this point in time.
“Yeah there’s really no contact. Mike knows where things stand. The next step for him really is to report and to sign his tender, and until that happens, there won’t be anything else,” Colbert said. “And if that happens, nobody knows where it will go from there. So that’s where it is and has been, and hopefully it comes to an end sooner rather than later because it will be good for us, but it will also be good for Mike.”
Colbert also reiterated that trading Wallace isn’t something the Steelers would consider. He said they still might consider giving Wallace, who is set to make $2.7 million after being tendered as a restricted free agent, a long-term extension, but that there was nothing to talk about until Wallace joins the team at training camp.
Basically, then, it’s the same story that has been told since the June 15th deadline for other teams to sign Wallace away passed without any activity. With no movement on either side, that story will probably remain in heavy rotation a while longer.