Much of the talk on Monday was about when wide receiver Mike Wallace will report, with speculation being that he could be with the team as soon as Tuesday.
“It definitely could be tomorrow,” said wide receiver Antonio Brown when directly asked if that is when Wallace will report. “I’m looking forward to seeing him, even though he has to wait three days to practice. Hopefully, we can keep him after practice and run a couple sprints and get him on board and all hands on deck for this journey we’re about to embark on.
“He’s excited. It’s special to be here and he knows that. He appreciates everything and he’s excited to get back. He’s ready to get back to work and ready to embark on a championship. This is where the journey begins.”
Brown said Wallace, who has yet to sign the one-year tender the team offered him, brings another dimension to the offense and his presence will be felt.
“A player like Mike is so explosive and gets so many things done,” said Brown. “You need a guy like that on your team. It’s amazing when you can get him lined up on the other side and you know what he is capable of. It’s a great thing to have him here.”
If Wallace does report on Tuesday he will not play against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night and can’t practice until next week, in time to prepare for the regular season opener against the Denver Broncos.
“I’m excited for my guy to come in, get back on the same page and get working together towards something that’s special,” said Brown. “He brings a lot. He’s another great, big-time player. It’s going to be special to get him in, see where he’s at, and get him on the same page.”
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