Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was a guest on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh (via SportsRadioInterviews.com) and told Vinny and Cook that they’ve not been in contact with wide receiver Mike Wallace as he continues to hold out.
“Yeah there’s really no contact. Mike knows where things stand,” said Colbert. “The next step for him really is to report and to sign his tender, and until that happens, there won’t be anything else. 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.”
Colbert was asked if Antonio Brown’s extension had to do with Wallace.
“We had actually talked with Antonio’s representatives as far back as the Combine because he was entering his third year, and we said, ‘look, listen, during the summer, sometimes during training camp we take care of guys entering the third year of their contract, but we do it in an order.’ We try to take care of guys that are going to be unrestricted free agents, restricted free agents, and then we always move into that next group which Antonio is in. That had been in the works for awhile and really the two are unrelated.”