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Wallace did not catch any of his three targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Buccaneers.
Wallace proved his health after dealing with a hamstring injury, but his night was highlighted by a bad drop on a screen pass. With the Dolphins' offensive line unlikely to be as bad as it was last season, and Ryan Tannehill still growing, Wallace should have improved team context in 2014. However, the speedy wideout has been inconsistent over the last few years, and he seems to drop passes in the most frustrating manner possible.
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Wallace, who sat out the Dolphins' preseason opener with a hamstring injury, said that he will play in Saturday's game against the Bucs, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
On the heels of a campaign in which he caught 73 passes for 930 yards and five touchdowns, Wallace remains entrenched as a starter for the Dolphins opposite Brian Hartline. Assuming he can continue to build on his chemistry with QB Ryan Tannehill, who is now working behind a revamped O-line, it's not hard to imagine Wallace seeing an uptick in his 2013 numbers in the coming season.
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Wallace was back at practice Sunday after missing Friday's preseason contest, the Miami Herald reports.
The same applies to fellow starting wideout Brian Hartline, which suggests that the duo should be a go for this coming Saturday's preseason contest against the Bucs.
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Wallace and quarterback Ryan Tannehill are still having chemistry issues, according to the Palm Beach Post.
Tannehill constantly came up short on the deep ball to Wallace last season, a problem that has continued so far in training camp. Wallace is a burner who seems not to have to much of a problem getting behind the secondary but Tannehill has yet to judge just how fast he is. One would think this would've been worked out by now but perhaps Tannehill just isn't a good deep ball passer.
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Wallace (hamstring) suited up for practice Monday, ESPN.com reports.
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Mike Wallace (hamstring) will not practice until at least next week.
Wallace said his hamstring was "tight" earlier this week and then sat out Wednesday's session. So he'll rest it for a few days, meaning he'll miss Saturday's intrasquad scrimmage. Wallace's tweak doesn't sound overly severe, but we hate when speed-reliant wideouts have soft-tissue problems in their legs. It's something to monitor once the prime bounce-back candidate does get back on the field.
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Mike Wallace has been moving around the formation and lining up on both sides during training camp.
"I think I'll get to run everything," Wallace said. "I'll be able to be a complete receiver instead of a one-dimensional guy." After running mostly go routes down the right sideline under old OC Mike Sherman, Wallace is "running a variety of patterns" under new play caller Bill Lazor. Wallace is currently being drafted as a WR3, but we like his odds for having a bounce-back breakout year.
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Dolphins coach Joe Philbin believes Mike Wallace has had a "really good offseason program."
Per reporter Andrew Abramson, Wallace was "usually the last one off the field" in spring practice. It's nice to see an actually established player be the subject of so many offseason puff pieces. Words and performances from pad-less practices typically mean very little once teams actually start gearing up for the season in training camp, but it's clear Wallace has been energized by the Dolphins' regime change at offensive coordinator. Bill Lazor seems to have a much firmer grip on Wallace's strengths than his clueless predecessor Mike Sherman.
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Mike Wallace has taken snaps out of the backfield in Dolphins OTAs.
Wallace, who has also lined up outside and in the slot, scored out of the formation last week. It's just the latest indication new OC Bill Lazor is serious about using Wallace as a movable chess piece after his predecessor Mike Sherman kept Wallace glued to the outside. We're still only in pad-less practices, but Lazor appears a good bet to make the Dolphins' offense far more watchable and competent in 2014.
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Mike Wallace confirmed he will frequently move around the formation in new Dolphins OC Bill Lazor's offense.
Lazor comes from Philly, where DeSean Jackson was a movable chess piece and played 30 percent of his 2013 snaps in the slot. "Nobody can ever key on me," Wallace said. "Last year, you kind of knew where I was every single play." Indeed. Wallace played 90 percent of his 2013 downs on the right side of Miami's formation. He's a sneaky bounce-back candidate with high-end WR2 upside.