The feeling inside the Steelers organization about Mike Wallace is this: He doesn’t think he needs to get better and wants to be a clear No. 1 receiver on a team.
Wallace believing he doesn’t need to get better is why the Steelers were much more comfortable in giving Antonio Brown the big money at receiver position from the gethttp://insidepittsburghsports.com/wp-admin/edit.php-go.
Tampering is already going on league wide and will only ramp up at the combine which is tampering central.
The early sense on Wallace is that there’s five teams serious about him in the Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns.
Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports reports many in Steelers organization believe Wallace will end up with the Browns. Cleveland has a ton of cap space and fit the scenario of where Wallace would get to be the primary receiver. They will likely be an attractive place to Wallace who wants to get paid.
A Steelers source tells me there’s also talk of the Chiefs under new coach Andy Reid having Wallace at the top of their wish list, in addition to buzz that we reported on last week of the Seahawks prepared to make a big run at Wallace. The 49ers who covet a speed receiver to compliment Michael Crabtree are expected to look into the asking price of Wallace but there’s doubts they are prepared to give Wallace a big contract with Michael Crabtree going to want to get paid after next year.
Some wonder if the New England Patriots looking to revamp their receiving corps will emerge as a sleeper for Wallace in free agency but New England is a place Wallace should look to avoid as a number of receivers from the outside have struggled to fit in. “He could get lost there,” an NFL source said.