Posted August 21, 2012

Report: Mike Wallace to sign contract this weekend, return to team


Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Mike Wallace will reportedly end his holdout and report to the team this weekend. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace will end his holdout and report to the team this weekend, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The Steelers play Saturday night in Buffalo against the Bills and play in their final preseason game against the Carolina Panthers Aug. 30 in Pittsburgh.

Wallace had a one-year tender of $2.742 million that the Steelers offered him but Wallace has said he is looking for a long-term deal.  While Wallace held out, the Steelers signed wideout Antonio Brown to a six-year, $42.5 million contract.

Wallace made his first Pro Bowl last season after catching 72 passes for 1,193 yards and eight touchdowns.


He realized he had no real power.  Brown is playing so well, his real choice was $2.742 million this season or $0.