DENVER, CO - JANUARY 08: Mike Wallace #17 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs the ball for a touchdown in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 8, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Mike Wallace Officially Reports To Pittsburgh Steelers

Mike Wallace's holdout has finally come to an end.

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Mike Wallace Officially Reports To Pittsburgh Steelers

The holdout of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace officially ended Tuesday, as multiple media outlets are reporting Wallace is at the team's practice facility. The news concludes a month-long holdout from Wallace, who's expected to sign a restricted free-agent tender for approximately $2.7 million.

Because of his late arrival, Wallace will not be able to play in Pittsburgh's final preseason game on Thursday, and will go into the Steelers' regular-season opener against the Denver Broncos, Sept. 9, without any on-the-field practice.

Despite the short time to prepare, the return of the 2011 Pro Bowler will be a welcomed sight for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who's been without his No. 1 receiving option. Last season, Wallace caught 73 passes for 1,193 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.

For more on the Steelers, head over toe Behind the Steel Curtain and continue to check out SB Nation Pittsburgh for the latest news and updates on the team.


Mike Wallace To Report To Steelers This Weekend, According To Report

After a lengthy preseason hold out, Pittsbugh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace is expected to finally sign a one-year tender and could return this weekend, multiple sources have told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette.

The Steelers play Saturday night in Buffalo. Presumably Wallace would be eligible to play in their final preseason game against Carolina Aug. 30 at Heinz Field, but whether he will or not remains unknown. The Steelers have off on Sunday after their game against Buffalo and will have only two real days of practice before they finish up the preseason against the Panthers.

If Wallace signs the Steelers $2.742 million tender and returns, says Bouchette, it would give the two parties time to work out a new contract before the regular season begins.

The Steelers have a long-standing policy of not negotiating contracts once the regular-season begins. So if Wallace signs his one-year tender Sunday or Monday, it would give them less than two weeks to work on a multiple-year deal with him.

For more on Wallance's possible return, visit the SB Nation blog Behind the Steel Curtain.


Steelers Training Camp News: Negotiations With Mike Wallace Suspended

The Pittsburgh Steelers are not happy with wide receiver Mike Wallace. The Pro-Bowler has still not signed his one-year tender or a multi-year deal with the Steelers and now the team is taking some action. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the team has suspended negotiations for a multi-year deal with Wallace until he signs his one year tender.

Wallace cannot practice at all until he signs the tender or a deal, so he stands to lose in this capacity. Head coach Mike Tomlin said that this situation is "bigger" than Wallace.

One thing that experience has taught me is that this is bigger than all of us. It's bigger than Mike, it's bigger than me, so I mean that when I say it's unfortunate for him that he's not here.

This has happened with Steelers wide receivers before. Hines Ward held out for a new deal for the first couple weeks of camp in 2005, but once he ended his holdout, he signed a four-year deal with the Steelers.

For more analysis and Steelers coverage, check out Behind the Steel Curtain. For all the latest news from around the NFL entering training camp, head over to the SB Nation NFL Hub Page.

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