Monday, February 19, 2018
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Steelers GM says he won't deal Wallace

LATROBE, Pa. — Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said he has not considered trading holdout receiver Mike Wallace.

"Mike Wallace is not available for trade," he said. "We're not even thinking in those terms. Mike is a great player, and we'd love for him to be a Steeler for a long time."

Wallace, a restricted free agent, has not signed his one-year tender worth $2.742 million. And Colbert said negotiations will not resume until the holdout ends.

"Mike understands that for any steps to be taken, he has to come here and report to camp and sign his tender," Colbert said. "And then we'll see where it goes."

Colbert added that receiver Antonio Brown's six-year, $42 million extension signed Friday doesn't affect Wallace, citing the team's history of initiating talks with players entering the final year of their rookie contract.

Neither Wallace nor his agent were available for comment.

St. Louis locks up standout defensive end

ST. LOUIS — The Rams and defensive end Chris Long agreed to a four-year extension through 2016. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Long, 27, son of former Raiders star Howie Long, was seventh in the league with 13 sacks last season. That came a season after he had 8½ sacks.

Long was set to enter the final year of a six-year, $56.5 million contract he signed after the Rams drafted him No. 2 overall in 2008. (The sixth year of the deal was voided after Long met various incentives.)

Bills: Ex-Florida receiver David Nelson was diagnosed with a strained tendon in his right knee a day after he was hurt in a pileup. He's expected to return to practice later this week.

Browns: Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown said he will attend the team's Legends ceremony Sept. 23. He has not been to Cleveland Browns Stadium in two years because of a dispute with team president Mike Holm­gren.

Dolphins: The team acknow­ledged it gave receiver Braylon Edwards a tryout last week but did not sign him. The Seahawks also worked him out last week.

Eagles: Former Florida and Clearwater Central Catholic receiver Riley Cooper will miss about six weeks with a broken collarbone, the team said a day after he fell after going up for a pass.

Giants: Receiver Hakeem Nicks, who broke his right foot during May's minicamp, said he hopes to start practicing by mid August.

Jets: Cornerback Darrelle Revis was limited to individual drills during the first day in pads because of a tight right hamstring. But he called the injury "minor."

Ravens: Left tackle Bryant McKinnie said he will report to camp today. McKinnie, who missed four practices, said he has not come in because he fell at his home last week, twisting his lower back. He added he hopes to be able to practice later this week.

Texans: Receiver Andre Johnson said he will miss "a week or so" after sustaining a groin injury while falling during practice. An MRI exam showed only a mild strain.

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