Reports emerging that Wallace is ‘Plan A’ for Miami.
The Miami Dolphins are preparing to swoop for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace, according to Jeff Darlington of NFL.com.
It was reported that the Dolphins would be targeting either Wallace or Green Bay Packers’ Greg Jennings but this reports suggests that they will be focusing on the former.
“If all goes to plan – and there is a plan – [general manager Jeff] Ireland will have a corps of pass catchers within the next week that includes Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline and Davone Bess,” Darlington wrote.
“The plan (Plan A, at least), does not include Greg Jennings, who isn’t as valued by the organisation as many outsiders believe him to be,” he added.
The Dolphins are said to be close to sealing a new long-term deal with Hartline but have consistently been linked with bringing in others with a view for him to provide back-up at the franchise.
Miami are also looking to support Ryan Tannehill by providing him with the pieces needed to become their star quarterback, and it appears they are ready to give him Wallace.
The 26-year-old has caught 235 passes for 4,042 yards and 32 touchdowns since entering the league back in 2009 and over his career he averages 17.2 yards per reception.
However, Wallace is coming off the back of a disappointing season with the Steelers, catching just 64 passes for 834 yards and eight touchdowns in 15 games.
General manager Ireland has around $37m of cap room to work with, and regardless of Wallace’s struggles last season, it is believed that the Dolphins have identified him as the perfect match for Tannehill.