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Mike Wallace still has no plans to sign tender

Mike Wallace

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace (17) smiles during AFC Pro Bowl NFL football practice at Kapolei High School, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, in Kapolei, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)


ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported before the draft that Steelers receiver Mike Wallace wouldn’t sign his one-year restricted free agent tender “until he has to.”

While the Steelers have hoped to sign Wallace to a long-term deal, there has been no progress on that front. Schefter reiterated on NFL Live Tuesday that it “may be awhile” before the Steelers see Wallace at club headquarters, and Wallace won’t sign the tender “until he absolutely has to.”

The time for teams to poach restricted free agents has passed, but the Steelers now have to worry about Wallace missing OTA and minicamp action as they install a revised offense under new coordinator Todd Haley.

The Steelers have several upcoming offseason activities, and it doesn’t sound like Wallace is likely to attend any of them.