The Miami Dolphins are expected to make a serious run at Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace when free agency starts on March 12.
Miami is coveting a No. 1 wide receiver with game-breaking speed and Wallace fits the bill.
The thought for the Dolphins is that if they add a dynamic playmaker on the edges that it will help quarterback Ryan Tannehill develop and give him a wide receiver that will allow Tannehill to put his skills on full display.
Wallace is Miami’s top target in free agency and they are expected to make an early and aggressive run at the receiver.
If Miami strikes early enough, they should be able to lock up the top wide receiver in this year’s free agency class who is looking to cash in on a major contract, but the Dolphins could run into a minor road block.
Per a NFL.com report, the Dolphins expect the Minnesota Vikings to make an offer for Wallace.
While Wallace could be interested in the Vikings because they are better prepared to make a playoff run, the money from Miami could make all of the difference.
Miami currently has around $36 million in cap space, while the Vikings have nearly $15 million to work with.
This will be a situation to watch early in free agency. Wallace is going to be highly targeted and with teams knowing that the speedster is the apple of the Dolphins’ eye, it could spark an early bidding war that could find Wallace a contract bigger than what Pierre Garcon and Vincent Jackson got on the open market just a year ago.
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