Mike Wallace Expected to Report to Steelers Camp Tuesday

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Mike Wallace Expected to Report to Steelers Camp Tuesday
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For the first time in almost eight months, Mike Wallace will don a Pittsburgh Steelers uniform.

 

UPDATE: Tuesday, August 28 at 1:33 p.m. EDT by Tim Keeney

In case you weren't convinced that Wallace was actually back, the talented wide receiver made it clear via his very own Twitter account:

I'd say it's official. 

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UPDATE: Tuesday, August 28 at 11:34 a.m.EST

Mike Wallace has finally arrived at the Steelers' office, according to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac.

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The news of Wallace attending Steelers camp was first reported from NFL.com's Aditi Kinkhabwala:

Let's take a look at this newest development. 

 

What it Means

The Steelers finally get their No. 1 receiver back. 

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Antonio Brown might have something to say about that, especially considering his performance at the tail-end of last year and during this preseason. But no matter how you list the duo on the depth chart, Wallace's return gives Pittsburgh the dynamic one-two punch in the passing game it desperately needs.

David DeCastro's injury hurts the offensive line, and the running game is far from a sure thing, so Ben Roethlisberger is going to need all the talented targets he can get. 

Wallace's arrival to Pittsburgh pushes Emmanuel Sanders back to No. 3 on the depth chart, and his progression will be put on hold, but this is still good news for Steelers fans.

 

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What's Next?

Wallace must learn Pittsburgh's new offense, and fast. 

The speedy wide receiver is a unique player, but missing multiple months of practice while the team implemented Todd Haley's new offense is absolutely killer. Wallace now has less than two weeks to get acquainted with the offense and get back into game shape before the Steelers take on Denver on September 9. 

Nonetheless, you don't really need to know the offense to know "run a streak past the defenders and catch the ball." Wallace has a good rapport with Ben Roethlisberger, and even if he isn't 100 percent ready by next Sunday, he should be more than good to go. 

 

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