PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — A cloud of uncertainty hung over Latrobe as the Steelers opened training camp trying to learn new offensive coordinator Todd Haley’s new schemes without their top receiver.
When he rejected the same five-year, $42 million offer that 2011 team MVP Antonio Brown accepted, the cloud grew darker. But the more Mike Wallace communicates with his teammates behind the scenes, the brighter the light peeking through it.
Count the other member of the so-called “Young Money Club,” Emmanuel Sanders, among the optimistic that Wallace will report to camp in the near future.
“He has his own little plan,” Sanders said Thursday. “Everything is starting to come together.”
The Steelers, according to other sources, continue to decline trade offers for Wallace, a restricted free agent.
Check out the complete story from CBS Sports senior NFL blogger Will Brinson.
(UPDATED 08/17/12 3:00 PM) You can also check out Brown had to say about Wallace to 93.7 The Fan’s Jim Colony on Friday’s “FAN Morning Show.”
On the lighter side of Steelers news, linebacker LaMarr Woodley made a good name for himself by giving back to his alma mater, Saginaw (Mich.) High School, in the midst of troubling economic times.
Due to budget cuts similar to the ones that have taken place here in Pennsylvania, the school was forced to revert to a pay-to-play system to keep its various sports programs alive. But Woodley picked up the check.
Once again, Will Brinson of CBS Sports has the latest.
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