Originally Posted by Stray
According to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, it is highly unlikely that the Steelers will use the franchise tag on Mike Wallace. Not that surprising since they're already 11 million over the cap.
He could become a Bengal, though we would lose a 1st round pick. Considering we have 2, and that we could really use another WR, this has to happen. We have plenty of cap space to make this move. AJ Green, Mike Wallace and Jermaine Gresham?? Sign me up.
If they want to keep him they ought to use the tag. If they don't mind losing him then a tender is a fine option but it won't make him cheaper to keep. A tender opens them up to matching another offer and a team with plenty of cap room can offer a very unfriendly cap number