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Mike Wallace | Wide Receiver | #12

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/1/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (84) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Mike Wallace believes he is a better receiver today than when he left Pittsburgh.
"I think I’ve gotten better, even though [the] numbers don’t say so," Wallace said. "I think I’ll get better this year, and I’ll show some people I have a lot up my sleeve." Wallace disappointed after leaving the Steelers for a five-year, $60-million deal with the Dolphins, and he was an absolute flop with the Vikings last year. He was never a good fit with either Ryan Tannehill or Teddy Bridgewater, however, so there is some reason to believe he can improve with Joe Flacco under center. Wallace is competing with Kamar Aiken and Breshad Perriman (knee) for a role opposite Steve Smith Sr. (Achilles'). Jun 27 - 8:58 AM
Source: ESPN

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The Baltimore Sun reports Mike Wallace has "impressed team officials with his effort level in OTAs."

It's meant as a compliment, but also speaks to how Wallace's effort hasn't always seemed to be there in recent seasons. Wallace has a big opportunity to reestablish himself as a factor this year, but is competing in an extremely jumbled receiver corps. The odds are against him reclaiming WR3 status.
Jun 14 - 6:16 PM

Joe Flacco expects Mike Wallace to have a big role in Ravens' offense.

Wallace is coming off career lows, but his struggles were partly due to Teddy Bridgwater's short-area playing style and Minnesota's inability to pass protect. Wallace will run more vertical routes in Baltimore and should easily top last year's 72 targets. Playing with cannon-armed Flacco gives Wallace a chance to reestablish himself as one of the NFL's better deep threats.
Apr 2 - 4:20 PM

New Ravens WR Mike Wallace says he had no intention of re-signing with the Vikings.

"When this process started, I knew that I wasn't going back to Minnesota," Wallace said matter of factly. "I was like, 'I need a good quarterback.' I need a quarterback who I know is proven and can get things done." Per the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec, Wallace's comments sounded less incendiary in person, but it confirms Wallace viewed Teddy Bridgewater's weak arm as a major concern. A total misfit for Bridgewater and Ryan Tannehill's skill-sets, Wallace could get cooking as a deep threat again with a cannon-armed Joe Flacco delivering his targets.
Mar 15 - 5:15 PM

Ravens signed WR Mike Wallace, formerly of the Vikings, to a two-year, $11.5 million contract.

Baltimore will be Wallace's third team in three years. Wallace has averaged just 775 receiving yards over the past four seasons, bottoming out at 473 in 2015, but is a badly needed deep threat for the Ravens' unsettled receiver corps. Although Wallace's decline began in Pittsburgh, he's a sideline specialist who has been saddled with two of the weakest-armed quarterbacks in the league in Ryan Tannehill and Teddy Bridgewater over the past three years. He'll never have another 1,000-yard season, but should rebound on his dreadful 2015. If Steve Smith and Breshad Perriman can stay healthy, Baltimore's receiver corps will be much improved on last year's laughable unit.
Mar 15 - 2:07 PM's Ian Rapoport reports the Ravens are "closing in" on a deal with free agent Mike Wallace.

The Ravens are the only team that's seemed to have any interest in the declining deep threat. Despite his diminishing returns, Wallace would be an excellent fit for a Ravens offense sorely lacking proven lid lifters since letting Torrey Smith walk. Wallace would surely appreciate Joe Flacco's monster arm after years in the Ryan Tannehill/Teddy Bridgewater wilderness.
Mar 15 - 2:01 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, returning to the Vikings is "still on the table" for free agent Mike Wallace.

Minnesota obviously wasn't going to bring Wallace back at his insane $11.5 million annual salary, but re-signing him at a lower cost remains a possibility. Rapsheet said the Vikings treated Wallace well upon his release. It might be too late, however, as Wallace has already scheduled a visit with Baltimore.
Mar 13 - 12:32 PM

Free agent Mike Wallace will visit the Ravens Monday.

Wallace looked in decline last year, but would be a strong fit in Baltimore's vertical pass scheme. The Ravens reportedly only have interest in Wallace on a team-friendly deal.
Mar 12 - 6:20 PM

NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala reports the Ravens are "looking seriously at" free agent Mike Wallace.

Wallace fits the profile GM Ozzie Newsome desires as a free agent who was released, so that if the Ravens sign him, he won't factor into the compensatory draft picks process. Wallace still has deep speed as he enters his age-30 season, but he hasn't been able to show it off playing with popgun-armed QBs Ryan Tannehill and Teddy Bridgewater the past three seasons. Getting back with a big-armed passer like Joe Flacco would be in Wallace's best interests.
Mar 9 - 10:10 AM

Vikings released WR Mike Wallace.

This was perhaps the easiest decision Rick Spielman has made as Vikings GM. Coming off a forgettable 39-catch season, Wallace was owed nearly $12 million in salary and bonuses. A straight-line speedster, Wallace was a terrible match for weak-armed quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Wallace turns 30 in August and is showing signs of decline. In a miserable free agent wideout market, however, Wallace is likely to draw interest due to his lid-lifting potential.
Mar 8 - 3:17 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora expects the Vikings to release Mike Wallace within the "next 48 hours."

Wallace would have to take a massive pay cut to stay, as he's not going to see the $23 million he's slated to be paid over the next two seasons. The Vikings met with Wallace's agents at the Combine, but talks apparently didn't go well if we're to believe this report. Luckily for Wallace, the free-agent receiver market is as poor as it's been in recent memory, so he could find some guaranteed money if cut. Wallace is entering his age-30 season after a 39-473-2 year.
Mar 7 - 9:12 PM

The Vikings met with Mike Wallace's agent at the Scouting Combine.

Wallace is set to make $23 million in salary and bonuses over the final two years of his deal. The Vikings are reportedly looking to renegotiate, but it is unclear if Wallace is open to taking less money to stay in an offense which does not fit his skill set. Wallace recorded career lows in both yards and touchdowns last season. The Vikings can save all of his $11.5 million cap hit by releasing him.
Feb 29 - 11:27 AM

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune's Matt Vensel doesn't expect Mike Wallace back with the Vikings in 2016.

At least not at his current $11.5 million cap number. The Vikings can release Wallace with zero dead-money hit on the salary cap, which makes this a complete no-brainer. Wallace posted a 39-473-2 line in his first season in Minnesota. The Vikings will move on with Stefon Diggs and Jarius Wright at the X and slot spots while looking for a big-bodied Z receiver on the outside.
Feb 10 - 9:31 AM

Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune predicts Mike Wallace won't be back with the Vikings next season.

It's a no-brainer. Wallace isn't worth his $11.45 million salary and it's unlikely he'd take a pay cut to stay with Minnesota. The Vikings are thin at wide receiver but Wallace isn't the solution. He hauled in just 39 catches for 473 yards and two touchdowns this season. Those were all career lows. The 29-year-old should fare better in a more pass-oriented offense but his days of being a top fantasy option are likely over.
Jan 17 - 10:07 AM

Mike Wallace caught his lone target for 10 yards in the Vikings' Wild Card loss to the Seahawks.

A role player who continues to regress every year, Wallace caught just 39 passes for 473 yards as a streak-route specialist in the Vikings' run-first offense this season. It's hard to see how he's back at his scheduled $11.45 million salary in 2016. Wallace has never evolved as a player, but at the very least, he needs to be in an offense with a quarterback who has a bigger arm than Teddy Bridgewater.
Jan 10 - 4:41 PM

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