Wallace could be set for move to division rivals.
With the Pittsburgh Steelers yet to make a decision on wide receiver Mike Wallace, recent reports are linking him with a switch to the Cleveland Browns.
According to CBSSports.com‘s Jason La Canfora, new Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is looking to be reunited with Wallace, having seen him in action during his stint as a minority owner of the Steelers.
Haslam believes that Wallace would suit new coach Dan Chudzinski’s system well, using his speed to great effect in a new offensive set up.
The Browns are second only to the Cincinnati Bengals in salary cap space, with many tipping them to spend big under Haslam, and they will need to in order to secure Wallace.
Last season in 15 games, Wallace caught 64 passes for 836 yards and 8 touchdowns. However, despite averaging better in the two previous seasons, the Browns are rumoured to be keen to land their man as they build for next season.
With Wallace arriving, reports also suggest he may not be catching passes from current quarterback Brandon Weeden. According to La Canfora, the new Browns hierarchy wish to acquire a significant upgrade on the 2012 first-round pick.