There’s some new buzz about the Steelers Mike Wallace today. Read into it what you will. Mark Kaboly of the Trib tweets that Steelers teammate ‘Manny Sanders said today ‘We are waiting for a deal to get done.’ Manny is a close friend of Wallace and could have a bit of an inside scoop as to what is going on with Wallace regarding either that tender being signed or a long term contract being worked out.
Mike Tomlin also chimed in today and said, ‘This is a business. Mike came in last week and we visited. It’ll be over. it’ll be a short-term (absence). But it won’t be significant.’ To me, that should be a pretty clear sign that a deal is in the works. How short ‘short-term’ means is yet to be clarified. But, if Tomlin says that his absence won’t be significant, that should mean he will have a deal signed within the next few days to week. That way he won’t miss any more OTA’s and mini-camps – allowing himself enough time to be on the same page with the rest of the offense (something I spoke about at length yesterday).
Stay tuned for more news on this.