Steelers WR Mike Wallace likely to stay in Pittsburgh

It looks like Pittsburgh SteelersPro Bowl receiver Mike Wallace will be staying put, after Friday's deadline to sign restricted free-agent tenders came and went.

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Teams that wanted to sign a deal with Wallace would have had to send the Steelers a first-round draft pick, a steep price that the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported last week likely would scuttle any trade.

Wallace, a third-year pro, led the Steelers last season in catches (72), receiving yards (1,193) and touchdowns (8). He would net the team a third-round pick if he leaves in free agency after the upcoming season.

If Wallace, who hasn't signed his one-year, $2.745-million tender, chooses to hold out into the regular season, however, it also could hurt his value on the open market once his contract expires.

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