GM Kevin Colbert is among those in the Steelers organization extremely frustrated with how the Mike Wallace situation has played out. The Steelers were hopeful that Wallace would sign his RFA tender, come into camp and the two sides would continue to work on a long-term agreement. That obviously wasn't the case and the Steelers are making it clear to Wallace that he's not bigger than the team..
"This is unique because itâ€™s a restricted free agent that has a tender that can be signed and you can still negotiate off of that, " Colbert said on the fact that Wallace could have signed the tender and continued talks.
"It takes two parties to reach agreement and obviously weâ€™re not at that stage. Weâ€™ve chosen not to progress with negotiations at this point, " Kevin Colbert told reporters on breaking off negotiations with Wallace.
Colbert was asked "what if the Mike says OK, we'll accept your last offer" and Colbert indicated the last Steelers last offer is completely off the table and if negotiations were to begin again, it would pretty much be a new negotiation.