Mike Wallace
WR BAL (8)
3 days ago

Wallace caught three passes for 37 yards on six targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

All six targets came from Joe Flacco, who overthrew an open Wallace on a deep shot on the first snap of the game. The two later displayed better chemistry in the intermediate passing game, though one of the other missed targets was an apparent miscommunication on a fourth-down attempt. With Steve Smith (Achilles) and Breshad Perriman (knee) likely to be absent or limited at the start of the season, Wallace and Kamar Aiken still figure to be Week 1 starters, though they probably won't have good job security. A fast start could make Wallace the go-to receiver, while a slow start could drop him to third or fourth on the depth chart in a hurry.

Mike Wallace
WR BAL (8)
1 week ago

Wallace was not targeted in Saturday's preseason game against the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

The lack of contribution is a non-concern, as Wallace and Kamar Aiken seem to have locked down starting jobs in the absence of Steve Smith (Achilles) and Breshad Perriman (knee). The Ravens played Saturday's game without Joe Flacco (knee), who recently heaped praise on the 30-year-old wideout while also making it clear the two have already established a strong rapport, according to ESPN.com. Even if Smith and/or Perriman were to return, they wouldn't necessarily displace Aiken or Wallace atop the depth chart, as the 37-year-old Smith is still recovering from a devastating injury, and the 22-year-old Perriman hasn't played an NFL snap.

Mike Wallace
WR BAL (8)
1 month ago

Wallace and Kamar Aiken have been getting most of the first-team reps at training camp, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wallace got off to a rocky start, missing the first practice of training camp after he failed the Ravens' notoriously-difficult conditioning test. He passed the test shortly thereafter, and has already emerged as a likely Week 1 starter, with both Steve Smith (Achilles) and Breshad Perriman (knee) in danger of missing all or most of camp. Wallace joined the Ravens on a two-year, $11.5 million contract, which strongly suggests the team envisions him having a key role.

Mike Wallace
WR BAL (8)
1 month ago

Wallace passed the Ravens' conditioning test Friday morning, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wallace hit five of the test's six benchmarks Thursday, leaving little question he'd be able to pass within the first few days of training camp. This can now be written off as a non-issue, as there's been no indication Wallace showed up to camp overweight or otherwise out of shape. With Steve Smith (Achilles) and Breshad Perriman (knee) both shaky for the early part of the season, Wallace and Kamar Aiken may need to lead the Baltimore wideout corps.

Mike Wallace
WR BAL (8)
1 month ago

Wallace failed a conditioning test that he will need to pass before he's allowed to practice, the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wallace may get another chance to pass the test Thursday, prior to the Ravens' first full-squad practice of training camp. He did hit five of the six benchmarks on the test, suggesting it shouldn't be long before he's on the field. Wallace signed a two-year, $11.5 million contract in March, despite posting a 39-473-2 receiving line for the Vikings last season. It initially appeared he might need to compete for snaps, but with Steve Smith (Achilles) and Breshad Perriman (Achilles) uncertain for Week 1, the Ravens may end up relying on Wallace more than originally expected.

Mike Wallace
WR BAL (8)
2 months ago

Wallace was an everyday participant throughout voluntary OTAs, the Ravens' official website reports.

EDGE Analysis

When Wallace agreed to a two-year, $11.5 million contact in March, it appeared he would face tough competition for targets, joining a team that already had Steve Smith (Achilles), Kamar Aiken and Breshad Perriman (knee), in addition to a stable of capable pass-catchers at running back and tight end. Though the latter part of the equation remains unchanged, Wallace's competition for snaps out wide may be lacking, as both Smith and Perriman are uncertain for the start of the season. Set to turn 30 in early August, the speedy veteran is trying to bounce back from a career-worst 39-473-2 receiving line, hoping he won't be marginalized in the Ravens offense the way he was with Minnesota.

Mike Wallace
WR BAL (8)
6 months ago

Wallace agreed to terms with the Ravens on Tuesday, the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coming off a career-worst 39-473-2 receiving line (72 targets), the 29-year-old Wallace was released by Minnesota last week. He should be a better fit in Baltimore's offense as a deep threat for strong-armed Joe Flacco, but Wallace will likely have to earn his playing time, as the Ravens also hope that Breshad Perriman (knee), Kamar Aiken and Steve Smith (Achilles) will have key roles. If Perriman and Smith are both healthy, it's possible Wallace will be resigned to a role as the No. 4 or 5 wide receiver.

Mike Wallace
WR BAL (8)
6 months ago

Wallace was released by the Vikings on Tuesday, USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wallace would've had to accept a massive pay cut to have any shot at sticking with the Vikings. He'll probably look to find a new home, coming off an ugly 2015 campaign in which he caught just 39 passes for 473 yards and two touchdowns on 72 targets in 16 games. Wallace will be one of the more interesting options in a weak free agent class at his position, but he's still unlikely to find an assured starting job.

Mike Wallace
WR BAL (8)
8 months ago

Wallace caught his lone target Sunday for 10 yards in a loss to Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Wallace's first year in Minnesota finished with a thud Sunday as he was held to one catch for the fourth time this season. In fairness, Sunday's game took place in brutally cold conditions, meaning that it was unlikely for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to be taking deep shots all afternoon against Seattle's secondary. However, the fact remains that Wallace caught just 40 of his 73 total targets this season with the Vikings, a catch rate of just 55 percent. Wallace hadn't been targeted under 100 times in a season since he was a rookie, when he still outproduced his 2015 campaign with 39 catches on 72 targets (all regular season) for 756 yards and six touchdowns. Barring a major change to Minnesota's offensive philosophy, Wallace will likely continue to be a misused entity in the Vikings' system.

Mike Wallace
WR BAL (8)
8 months ago

Wallace had two receptions for 11 yards, but was targeted six times in Sunday's win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Wallace had his most targets in seven games, but he didn't do much as Minnesota didn't need to throw the ball very often after getting a large early lead. Wallace has been a bit player in Minnesota's offense with only three games of more than three receptions, and none in the last nine games.