|Mike Wallace likely to skip OTAs -- Sun May 20 7:35 pm --|
Top Steeler rookies will also be unable to attend
|WR Mike Wallace has not signed the one-year tender offered him as a restricted free agent, and various reports say he will not do so before the Steelers open their organized team activities. Wallace is not required to sign the tender and the only thing required of any of their players - provided they are under contract - is to attend minicamp June 12-14.
The top two draft picks, G David DeCastro and OT Mike Adams, cannot attend until the semesters end at their schools. Therefore, Adams will miss through the first week of June while DeCastro will miss all of OTAs and minicamp because Stanford's spring quarter goes through mid-June. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)|
FF Today's Take: The first "interesting" deadline is June 15, when the Steelers are permitted to change the amount of the $2.742M tender to 110 percent of Wallace's 2011 salary (roughly $577,000). Sources say they will not do that and GM Kevin Colbert has repeatedly said he wants to sign Wallace to a long-term contract. However, those negotiations have gone nowhere. The fact DeCastro and Adams - both likely starters - must miss time is unfortunate, but something they should be able to overcome.