Mike Wallace WR MIN 2 months ago

Wallace says Minnesota's offense is a better fit for him than Miami and he's been spending extra time working with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in OTAs, ESPN reports. "I think it's more so [like] my first four years," Wallace said. "It's a vertical offense, [rather] than a short, West Coast offense. You go down the field a lot more here, more what I'm accustomed to."

There's reason to think Wallace could return to the big play production of his days in Pittsburgh where 69 percent of his touchdowns came on throws of 20 yards or more, according to Pro Football Focus. Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill was poor on deep throws last season, completing just 13 of 49 passes of 20 yards or more, according to ESPN. Meanwhile, Bridgewater had the third best quarterback rating on balls thrown 15 or more yards down field last year.

Mike Wallace WR MIN 5 months ago

Wallace and a seventh-round pick were traded to the Vikings for a fifth-round pick on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Wallace will line up opposite Greg Jennings in 2015 giving the Vikings a solid one-two punch for their young quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater. Along with the duo, the Vikings have breakout receiver Charles Johnson and a strong receiving tight end in Kyle Rudolph, and possibly a returning Adrian Peterson. While Bridgewater doesn't have the arm strength to match Ryan Tannehill, he should have enough to make Wallace a threat vertically again in 2015.

Mike Wallace WR MIN 5 months ago

Wallace is now expected to be back with Miami next season, according to the Miami Herald.

It seems the Dolphins are pleased with how Wallace has made amends since last season ended. He has talked and cleared the air with Ryan Tannehill, wants to return to the team, salary is in line with other receivers, and maybe most importantly of all, wasn't able to be traded.

Mike Wallace WR MIN 5 months ago

Wallace is on the trade block, according to the Miami Herald.

This shouldn't come as a shock to anyone after the "he said, he said" incident that happened in the final game of last season and with Wallace being unhappy in the Miami offense. The problem however will be finding a team willing to take on a contract that is is nowhere near equal to the level of production supplied.

Mike Wallace WR MIN 5 months ago

The Dolphins are nearing a decision on Wallace, according to the Miami Herald.When the Dolphins signed Wallace in 2013, he became the NFL's highest paid wide receiver, he currently sits in fourth place. Is he worth that amount of money? Probably not but the Dolphins are now leaning towards asking him to take a pay cut rather than cutting him.

Mike Wallace WR MIN 6 months ago

The Dolphins could indeed move on from Wallace before free agency starts, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

Wallace has had problems with quarterback Ryan Tannehill as far as the deep ball is concerned and then, depending on who you believe, may have taken himself out of the final game of the 2014 season. This is not written in stone however because if Miami were to let go of Wallace, they would really only have second year player Jarvis Landry that they could rely on and it's not like wide receiver is the only weakness on the team they would have to worry about. Miami is likely to explore a trade first but in the end, if they are tired of Wallace's act, a release is much more likely.

Mike Wallace WR MIN 7 months ago

Dolphins will face an interesting decision this off-season as to what to do with Mike Wallace, according to the Miami Herald.

Wallace will count $12.1 million against the salary cap next season. If the Dolphins cut him prior to June 1 they would save $6.9 million of cap space ($5.2 million dead money). Wallace has never been on the same page with QB Ryan Tannehill and then was benched for the final game of the 2014 season after getting into a verbal exchange with the coaching staff. Further complicating matters for Miami is the almost certain dismissal of WRs Brian Hartine and Brandon Gibson. If the Dolphins cut all three players this would gut the receiving corps leaving second year player Jarvis Landry as the only true threat, not exactly what you want when you're still trying to figure out whether or not Tannehill can be a franchise quarterback.

Mike Wallace WR MIN 7 months ago

Head coach Joe Philbin said Wallace (back) was benched during Sunday's game against the Jets because of a "coaching decision," according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

Philbin and Wallace reportedly had an argument, which prompted the benching. Wallace needed 138 yards to reach the 1,000-yard mark for the first time with the Dolphins, but he put up a donut for the first time all season. Jackson also notes that Wallace is owed $9.6 million if he is not on the team next season, and would be paid $12.1 million if he is. If the two cannot co-exist, the Dolphins will likely do all they can to trade their top wideout.

Mike Wallace WR MIN 7 months ago

Wallace (back) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Jets, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

It looks safe to roll with Wallace (who has three TDs in his last two games) in Week 17, as he'll be going up against a Jets' defense that has allowed 30 passing touchdowns to date. Only Chicago and Washington have allowed more.

Mike Wallace WR MIN 7 months ago

Wallace (back) was listed as a full practice particiapnt Thursday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Wallace -- who was limited at Wednesday's practice -- is thus on track to draw a probable injury designation in advance of Sunday's game against the Jets.