Aug 6, 2012
The Mike Wallace holdout saga continued today with Pittsburgh general manager Kevin Colbert telling 93.7 the Fan in Pittsburgh that the team has had no contact with the disgruntled wide receiver.
Wallace has made it known that he wants a new contract similar to the one signed by Vincent Jackson in Tampa Bay.
“Yeah there’s really no contact. Mike knows where things stand. The next step for him really is to report and to sign his tender, and until that happens, there won’t be anything else.” said Colbert regarding the holdout. “And if that happens, nobody knows where it will go from there. So that’s where it is and has been, and hopefully it comes to an end sooner rather than later because it will be good for us, but it will also be good for Mike.”
Fantasy owners looking to draft Wallace may want to consider a different wide receiver option in the early rounds, as this holdout could last into the season. If Wallace continues his holdout deep into August, it is possible that the fourth year wide out could be rusty to start the sea on. Chris Johnson owners can attest to the the effect a holdout can have on a skill position player.