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08:03 AM ET 07.20 | With a few notable franchise-tagged players signed at the deadline, there remains the matter of Mike Wallace, who sets up as a potential camp holdout. CBSSports.com's NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports Thursday that the parties are in "close contact" and that the two sides continue to make progress on a new deal. "The sides have remained in close contact and continued their dialogue and are expected to maintain a steady pace with the start of training camp looming," La Canfora reports. "There has been some movement and though no deal is imminent and work remains to be done, the situation has certainly improved since early this offseason. Both sides are motivated to complete a long-term contract."

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July 20, 2012  08:13 AM ET

So does this mean Wallace finally came to his senses and realized he's not getting Fitz money, at least not on this contract?

If he continues to improve, MAYBE the next one will be in that league.

July 20, 2012  08:23 AM ET

This is the difference between a good football club and the Drama Club.

July 20, 2012  08:48 AM ET

yawn

July 20, 2012  09:31 AM ET

Would be nice to see Mike in black and gold for some more years

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July 20, 2012  09:42 AM ET

With or without Wallace, Steelers is still a very dangerous team. Still a Superbowl contender every year as long as they have Big Ben in offense and Polamalu in defense.

July 20, 2012  09:45 AM ET
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funny thing is Antonio Brown is the best receiver on their roster. wonders if the Steelers can afford to keep both?? hmmmmm

Emmanuel Sanders is going to have a breakout season

July 20, 2012  10:09 AM ET

The thing with guys like Wallace is that their impact is not just shown in the numbers...they stretch the field and allow guys like Brown & Sanders to get single coverage against a safety perhaps and get open. Without that deep threat (and he can actually play too) those other cats wont shine as much.

With that said- hes NOT a top tier guy but 2nd tier for sure. They shouldnt go overboard with this deal

July 20, 2012  10:24 AM ET
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The thing with guys like Wallace is that their impact is not just shown in the numbers...they stretch the field and allow guys like Brown & Sanders to get single coverage against a safety perhaps and get open. Without that deep threat (and he can actually play too) those other cats wont shine as much. With that said- hes NOT a top tier guy but 2nd tier for sure. They shouldnt go overboard with this deal

When's the last time that the Steelers went overboard on a WR?

July 20, 2012  10:28 AM ET
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When's the last time that the Steelers went overboard on a WR?

Santonio Holmes? Plaxico Burress?

Oh, you said went overboard. I thought you were asking about the ones they threw overboard.

July 20, 2012  10:34 AM ET

I am to the point where I could care less if Wallace remains a Steeler. Brown, Saunders, and Crochery are better all around receivers.Tomlin said it a while back about Wallace...one trick pony...he has gotten a few more tricks, but is hardly the elite WR he thinks he is. He sounds like a future Jet.

July 20, 2012  10:45 AM ET
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funny thing is Antonio Brown is the best receiver on their roster. wonders if the Steelers can afford to keep both?? hmmmmm

Wallace makes Brown a better receiver. The opposite isn't true.

Without the constant deep threat that Wallace provides, Browns numbers drop dramatically.

July 20, 2012  10:52 AM ET
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Santonio Holmes? Plaxico Burress?Oh, you said went overboard. I thought you were asking about the ones they threw overboard.

You forgot Nate Washington, Antawan Randal El, and a host of others. Just the way the Steelers do business, WRs who demand too much or make too much trouble, hey the door is over there

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July 20, 2012  11:04 AM ET

Would be Nice to see him a Steeler, would be nicer if his Talent, Matched His Big Mouth!!!

July 20, 2012  11:30 AM ET
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With or without Wallace, Steelers is still a very dangerous team. Still a Superbowl contender every year as long as they have Big Ben in offense and Polamalu in defense.

I haven't heard anything about Troy, He was hurt last year, has he recovered ?

July 20, 2012  12:16 PM ET
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You're crazy... Brown can run every route while Wallace is just a deep threat. Emanuel Sanders is a pretty solid receiver as well. Wallace is overrated

Try watching a few games, Wallace catches a ton of short stuff.

July 20, 2012  01:55 PM ET
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I am to the point where I could care less if Wallace remains a Steeler. Brown, Saunders, and Crochery are better all around receivers.Tomlin said it a while back about Wallace...one trick pony...he has gotten a few more tricks, but is hardly the elite WR he thinks he is. He sounds like a future Jet.

LOL the ultimate insult "future Jet"

July 20, 2012  03:05 PM ET
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Wallace is overrated

3 years in the league (2 years as a starter)....3200 yards receiving....19 yards a catch...24 TD's.

IMO, he is underrated.

 
July 20, 2012  04:30 PM ET
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Would be Nice to see him a Steeler, would be nicer if his Talent, Matched His Big Mouth!!!

What has he said this off season to make him a Big Mouth? Is this your first off season as an NFL fan? If I can remember correctly this has happened once or twice before, you know, players trying to get a big money contract.

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