The Steeler has landed. Mike Wallace's anticipated arrival after a long absence this offseason finally occurred before noon Tuesday. His presence was treated like a visit from royalty.
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No fewer than six outlets simultaneously reported Wallace's arrival at the Pittsburgh Steelers facility, where he is expected to sign his $2.742 million one-year restricted free agent tender.
Now comes the hard part. Wallace has a new system to learn, with only 12 days to learn it. Don't assume this will be a seamless process.
Ben Roethlisberger's protection looks shakier than ever, and the running game is led by a banged-up Isaac Redman and unproven Jonathan Dwyer. The Steelers need help from Wallace now.
UPDATE: Wallace tweeted Monday morning and apologized to Steelers fans for his absence.
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