Monday, March 11, 2013
Wallace and the Dolphins
By Tim Kavanagh
As the offseason got rolling, it became quite evident that the Miami Dolphins were going to be targeting some help at the WR position, and that's driven rumors of their being interested in just about every wideout on the market thus far. But the two names we keep hearing repeated are Greg Jennings and Mike Wallace.
The Jennings buzz has been somewhat quiet during the "legal tampering" period since the wee hours of Saturday morning; then again, thanks to an NFL edict, there hasn't been very much buzz on anyone. But one notable exception to the trend has been Wallace. In fact, Mike Garafolo of USA Today has reported that the Dolphins have reached out to Wallace's reps, and that it's expected that the team will offer the WR something within his price range.
Monday morning, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter stoked the flames of this fire, tweeting, "League-wide expectation is that WR Mike Wallace winds up in Miami with the Dolphins." This could be one of the first signings off the board once the market officially opens Tuesday afternoon.
Jamison HensleyAll signs point to Wallace going to Miami
"It's been a foregone conclusion that Wallace wouldn't be returning to the Steelers. Some believe that decision was made last summer, when the Steelers gave wide receiver Antonio Brown a six-year, $43 million extension. That happened while Wallace was holding out of training camp to protest the lack of a new deal. The Steelers don't have any choice but to say goodbye to Wallace at this point. He's going to earn around $11 per season, and the Steelers are $3.4 million under the cap. If Wallace does end up in Miami, he will play at Heinz Field next season. The Dolphins are one of the Steelers' home opponents in 2013. The date will be announced next month."