PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Post-Gazette Steelers beat reporter and 93.7 The Fan insider Ed Bouchette says restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace will end his holdout and report to team headquarters this weekend, according to at least one source.
Wallace is expected to sign a $2.7 million restricted free agent tender following the Steelers’ preseason game in Buffalo Saturday. His teammates say he has been training privately during his holdout, though it is not known if he will play at all prior to the season opener in Denver Sunday night, Sept. 9.
An Ole Miss product entering his fourth season, Wallace ended the 2011 campaign with eight touchdowns and 1,193 yards on 72 receptions, averaging 16.6 yards per grab. He turned down an offer of five years and over $40 million earlier this summer that was promptly awarded to fellow wide-out Antonio Brown instead.
Listen to more of the latest Steelers news from Bouchette, who appeared on “The Fan Morning Show” Tuesday.