Baltimore Ravens sign free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace to a two year deal

Lake Charles, Louisiana
March 15, 2016 6:34pm CST
The Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday have signed former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Mike Wallace, 29, to a two year, $11.5 million dollar contract. Wallace became an unrestricted free agent when the Vikings decided not to renew his nearly $12 million dollar contract on March 8, 2016. Wallace was unhappy working with Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in his only season with the Vikings in 2015. Bridgewater does not have the arm strength to allow Wallace to succeed as a deep threat wide receiver. With the Ravens, Wallace will have the chance to catch deep passes from Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco who does the arm strength to throw the deep ball to Wallace in 2016. Even though Wallace is 29 years of age, many of his critics are saying he is past his prime as a wide receiver in the National Football League since his production as a wide receiver with the Miami Dolphins and the Minnesota Vikings in the last three seasons were not the type of numbers he made as a wide receiver of the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2009-2012. In the view of Wallace he blames Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill and Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater for his short comings. Now he has a chance to back up his words with the Ravens in 2016.
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@Dena91 (3689)
• United States
16 Mar 16
I remember him with the Steelers as being a decent player. Perhaps there is some truth in the other 2 quarterbacks he played for wasn't as strong as Ben, however I believe as a player you can adapt to whomever you are playing with. If he knew that these 2 weren't as much a deep passer type player then step it up in the mid range and short range. We'll see if he can back his words up with some action this season. The Ravens have had an interesting off season. I like that they picked up Benjamin Watson. not sure why the Saints would let him go.
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• Lake Charles, Louisiana
16 Mar 16
I am surprised that the Saints did not keep Ben on their roster. You are right about Mike not adjusting to working with quarterbacks other than Ben Roethlisberger since team chemistry is important for a successful team,
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@teamfreak16 (36513)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Mar 16
After I told her who Mike Wallace is, my Ravens-loving girlfriend is happy. At least for now, anyway.
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• Lake Charles, Louisiana
16 Mar 16
Hopefully Mike Wallace will not be a pain in the locker room with the Ravens in 2016 if his relationship with Joe Flacco does not work out.
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@TRBRocks420 (62166)
• Banks, Oregon
15 Mar 16
I think it's a good move and, hope he has a good season, but yes he hasn't showed much since leaving the Steelers.
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• Lake Charles, Louisiana
16 Mar 16
He has a chance of prove to himself that he still has what it takes to reach his prime as a deep threat for the Ravens in 2016.
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