NFL Rumors: Steelers’ Mike Wallace believed to be heading to Cleveland

Buried in a recent piece by CBS Sports’ Jason LaCanfora is a few lines which Cleveland Browns fans would likely find intriguing.

With a boat load of cap space (roughly $30 million), Joe Banner’s Browns are already rumored to be in the mix for Baltimore Ravens quarterback — and reigning Super Bowl MVP — Joe Flacco. If this was not enough for those in search of play-making skill players, La Canfora has you covered.

“The Browns have about $30 million in space and will be big spenders under new owner Jimmy Haslam and team president Joe Banner” writes LaCanfora. “Many in the Steelers organization believe [wide receiver Mike] Wallace will end up with their division rivals in Cleveland (Haslam was a former minority owner of the Steelers).”

The Steelers are not expected to retain their high-impact receiver on the heels of last year’s holdout. Two weeks prior to the regular season, the 26-year old opted to play under the one-year, $2.7 million tender. He caught a career-high 72 passes for 1,193 yards and eight touchdowns in 2011 and followed that up with 64 receptions for 836 yards and eight touchdowns through 15 games in 2012.

The Browns are not expected to re-sign wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi or tight end Ben Watson, so an addition to the receiving corps is not out of the question. Wallace was a third-round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft out of Ole Miss.

[Related: How the Browns could win a Joe Flacco negotiation]

  • mgbode

    and add Bourn to the pile to get that buzz going again

  • WallaceToBrowns

    As a Steelers fan I hope Wallace goes to the Browns. Any other team there’s a chance he could hurt us, but the Browns are so terrible he will simply go there and watch his career die. Crossing my fingers he ends up in the mistake by the lake.

  • derek

    Greg Little

  • Kildawg

    Best and cheapest way for a bachelor to eat in February. First time this month was to commemorate Modell being rejected from the Hall in Canton.

  • BrownsTown23

    it’s comical you are on a Cleveland sports website telling us how you do not care….what’s even more funny is that your Steelers are returning to mediocrity as their team is old and full of holes…..You might want to fancy up that ugly yellow towel of yours because that’s the only thing you and your team will be hoisting up for a long time to come…Browns are on the rise, and this would be a huge addition for Cleveland, and a huge hit to your Squeeler nation

  • JK

    They should try but you cant pump money into a place kicker or special teams player (Cribbs).

  • Kevin

    No way Flacco signs with Cleveland. He has the franchise tag written all over him.

  • DontbringLBJback

    I’m sure Wallace will be happy to play for the most storied franchise in the league as well as the one that has won more than any other. The Browns. You probably don’t know this, but the Browns are one of the original teams from the NFL/AAFC. The Browns went to the NFL championship game 10 out of 11 years from 1945 to 1955, and they won 8 of those years.

    In total, if you combine the AAFC years, when that league split from the NFL, Cleveland has been to 16 championship games, winning 9.

    I only tell you all of this because I know that in Squeeler Country they probably don’t learn any History, and being that the average education is only 3rd grade level, you probably couldn’t read or understand it anyway.

    Best of luck against the Browns next year.

  • JK

    Obvious Troll is obvious