Aug 27, 2012
Pittsburgh wide receiver Mike Wallace will reportedly end his holdout and return to the Steelers on Tuesday. As reported by Michael David Smith of profootballtalk.com, Wallace will play the 2012 season under his one-year tender of $2.7 million, and will be able to test the free agent market next season.
Wallace, a fourth-year player from the University of Mississippi, has averaged over 1200 yards and 9 touchdowns over the past two seasons with the Steelers. According Smith: “The biggest question facing the Steelers is whether Wallace can learn new coordinator Todd Haley’s offense quickly, with the opener less than two weeks away. If he can, the Steelers just got one of the best deep threats in football back in their offense.”
Fantasy owners yet to draft should still consider Wallace a viable number one wide receiver in all formats. 2012 will be a contract year for the speedy Wallace, and he will certainly want to maximize his value before entering the unrestricted free agent market next season.