Miami bound

Joe Fortenbaugh

It was predicted, anticipated and widely reported. But only now can we say it’s official.

Free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace is now a member of the Miami Dolphins. Per ESPN’s John Clayton, it’s a five-year deal worth up to $65 million.

Mike Wallace
Mike Wallace

Wallace caught 64 passes in 15 games with the Steelers last season.

Considered to be the best wideout in this year’s free agent class, the addition of a blazing deep threat in Wallace gives the Miami offense a new and much-needed dimension. In the first season under new head coach Joe Philbin and rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill, the Dolphins ranked just 26th in the league in passing offense (198.9 yds/gm) and 27th in scoring (18.0 pts/gm).

A four-year veteran out of Mississippi, Wallace amassed 235 receptions for 4,042 yards and 32 touchdowns in 63 games with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 26-year-old joins a Dolphin offense that currently has Brian Hartline and Davone Bess as its starting wide receivers.

So approximately one year after sending big-play wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the Chicago Bears in a trade, the Dolphins jump back into the mix and bring another big-play threat to town.

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