Originally Posted by TheVet
I gotta believe that he'll be in camp soon, tender signed, with negotiations ongoing. The strange thing about this situation is that it seems to be in the best interests of both parties for Wallace to report. For Wallace to achieve his goals, he needs to come to an agreement with the Steelers, or else have a great season this year. All the positive outcomes seem to require that he be in camp, learning this offense.
Right, he basically has no choice now. As I wrote above (and here
), he HAS to sign the tender now because the Steelers won't negotiate until he shows up, and he's not allowed to show up without a contract. Therefore, to get to his goal of a long-term contract, he must first sign the tender and report.