Nov 24, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace (11) hands the ball to a fan after scoring a touchdown pass against the Carolina Panthers in the first quarter of a game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline expected to play for Dolphins this weekend

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Ryan Tannehill and the Miami Dolphins first team offense looked stellar in their preseason debut last friday against the Atlanta Falcons. On the first drive of the game, Tannehill looked sharp throwing for 62 yards on 6-6 passing and a touchdown.

The drive took 10 plays for 73 yards and nearly 5 minutes off the clock. It was an impressive start to the Dolphins new offense under new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, and even more impressive when you consider that Tannehill’s top two targets, Brian Hartline and Mike Wallace, both sat out of the game for precautionary reasons.

The Dolphins return to the field this Saturday evening for their second preseason game as they travel to Tampa Bay to take on the Buccaneers. This time, both Wallace and Hartline will be suiting up for their 2014 debuts.

Hartline will look to continue his impressive run as the unheralded top receiver for the Dolphins. The last two seasons Hartline has compiled over 1,000 yards receiving, and this year he will look to become the first Dolphin in the organization’s history to have three straight 1000 yard seasons.

As for Wallace, he and Ryan Tannehill hope to have a better connection with one another going into their second season together. Wallace hauled in a career low 5 touchdowns last year, but there is no question that he an Tannehill missed many big play opportunities last years due to bad throws or routes. Only time will tell whether or not they have developed a better chemistry going into 2014.

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