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2012 Steelers Offseason: Steelers Not Expected To Trade Mike Wallace

NFL Free Agency has been open for a number of weeks now, but one of the biggest names in the market has not gotten very much attention. Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace is a restricted free agent, and while a lot of teams would like to bring him on board, Jamison Hensley of ESPN does not expect the Steelers to trade their best deep threat.

There's one snag to this happening -- the Steelers shouldn't be interested in trading Wallace. There's no logical reason for the Steelers to do this. Wallace isn't happy that he is playing under his restricted free-agent tender, and the Steelers won't be happy if Wallace decides to skip offseason workouts because of that. But all signs point to Wallace catching long passes from Ben Roethlisberger this season.

If a team wanted to sign Wallace outright, the Steelers would have the opportunity to match, or receiver a first round pick as compensation. So that means a trade might be the most realistic way that Wallace could leave town. Unfortunately for other teams, the Steelers would have to agree to such a trade, something they don't seem keen on doing.

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