La Canfora: Steelers, Mike Wallace continue to make progress on new deal
According to CBSSports.com's NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, Mike Wallace and the Steelers continue to make progress on a new deal in advance of training camp.
|Pittsburgh and Wallace are working towards a new deal. (US Presswire)|
The time to sign players tendered a franchise tag has come and gone, but the pink elephant that is Mike Wallace still remains in the Steelers living room, with Wallace potentially holding out of camp, unhappy with his $2.72 million tender.
CBSSports.com's NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports Thursday that the parties are in "close contact" and that the two sides continue to make progress on a new deal.
"The sides have remained in close contact and continued their dialogue and are expected to maintain a steady pace with the start of training camp looming," La Canfora reports. "There has been some movement and though no deal is imminent and work remains to be done, the situation has certainly improved since early this offseason. Both sides are motivated to complete a long-term contract."
La Canfora also pointed out that the Steelers aren't shy about locking up their young talent. CBSSports.com's Ryan Wilson broke this down as well earlier, pointing out that LaMarr Woodley, Lawrence Timmons and Troy Polamalu all got long-term deals after training camp began.
So there's certainly reason for optimism if you're a Steelers fan that the team will be able to get Wallace locked down before the season begins.
For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnNFL on Twitter, subscribe to our RSS Feed and subscribe to our Pick-6 Podcast and NFL newsletter. You can follow Will Brinson on Twitter here: @willbrinson.
Pick Six Newsletter
Get the day's big stories + fun stuff you love like mock drafts, picks and power rankings.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
The star Cowboys offensive lineman appears to be just fine following a preseason injury
Plus Blake Bortles' roller coaster outing, Chris Warren emerging as a Fantasy sleeper and more...
If this call is going to be roughing the passer all year long, it could end up being a problem...
Emory Hunt has his finger on the pulse of the Cowboys and just locked in a play for Saturd...
The Falcons might not know which state Kansas City is in
This seems like good news for Cleveland