Wallace, who starred at Iowa State in 2001 and 2002, had hoped that he could catch on with the 49ers. But he said Friday he felt the team never had any intention of giving him a real chance. He said the thought reason he was brought in was to help encourage contract talks with 49ers quarterback Colt McCoy.
"I've been around this game long enough where I can see what's going on," Wallace said, "and I realized right away the reason they brought me here was to get Colt to take a pay cut."
According to reports, McCoy's salary was reduced earlier this week.After meeting with Harbaugh, Wallace said he didn't think he could make the team. "San Francisco wasn't the best place for me," Wallace said. "I have no hard feelings toward San Francisco. It's just the nature of the business."
Harbaugh's quotes came as a surprise to Wallace, who said he had limited interaction with the 49ers coach. "For him to come out and say that, 'Hey, Seneca's planning on his retirement' ... I don't think that's even 100 percent fair for him to come out and say that because I don't even know him," Wallace said. "I think that should be my decision."