In an interview on SiriusXM radio Wednesday afternoon, Steelers free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace talked about his ongoing contract negotiations. He also mentioned that while he would like to spend the rest of his career in Pittsburgh, there is a chance it could not be beneficial for both himself and the team.
"(Pittsburgh is) where I would like to be, but we all know that it is a business and you have certain things you have to handle," Wallace said. "So if I have to go elsewhere, you know Pittsburgh will always be in my heart, but I have to do what I have to do."
The Steelers are currently several million dollars over the cap, so they still need to find a way to make room franchise tag Wallace. If that's the route they choose, they'll need to do clear enough space to do it by March 5. If the Steelers do not re-sign Wallace and he opts to sign with another team, Pittsburgh would be compensated with a first round draft pick, but Pittsburgh will make Wallace a priority, and will make every effort to keep him.