Originally written March 12, 2013 on Phin Nation:
The Miami Dolphins were finally able to give their fans what they wanted….and we can only hope that it leads to the Dolphins winning more games.  Shortly after the NFL free agency period officially began, the reports started leaking from Adam Schefter of ESPN that the Dolphins were engaged in contract talks with WR Mike Wallace.   Now it is indeed officially.  Mike Wallace is the newest receiver on the Miami Dolphins.  In fact, it didn’t take him long to get to his contract signed, because he was already in Miami and is currently at the Dolphins training facility and just finished taking his physical.  Here’s the story form the Sun Sentinel’s Chris Perk. Photo Courtesy of Jeffrey Beal via Wikipedia This is a huge win for the Dolphins, as they were able to lure the top wide receiver on the market.  Reports indicate that the deal is for 5 years, but the contract figures have not yet been confirmed.   Omar Kelly is reporting that the deal is for 5 years, $65 million with $30 million guaranteed.  We’re still waiting for further confirmation.  That is A LOT of money!  We will keep you posted on Wallace’s deal, but understand that the Dolphins aren’t done (nor should they be). Adding Wallace sets up the rest of the offseason.  With a #1 receiver on the roster, the Dolphins created flexibility.  Adding Jared Cook, the top tight end on the market, would be the next step.   Wallace alone adds a speed dimension that the Dolphins have not had at the receiver position since Clyde Gates (I’M KIDDING!).  Wallace will help stretch the defense, will draw double teams, and will open up the underneath routes for Brian Hartline, Davone Bess, and the other Dolphins recievers, running backs, and tight ends. This is a great way for Jeff Ireland to start free agency.  The big thing to remember is that there is still a lot of work to get done.  Be sure to check back here often, we’ll keep you posted on the latest Dolphins news!
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Suspended KeiVarae Russell: Notre Dame becoming ridiculous

Antrel Rolle: Amukamara improved after losing virginity

High school football player dies after suffering head injury

Giants shut out Pirates, advance to NLDS

Cowboys' Spillman accused of rape at team hotel

Report: Patriots benched WR for mouthing off to coach

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jose Bautista busts up reporter over Twitter

Sammy Watkins calls out EJ Manuel

Larry Donnell benches himself in fantasy, loses because of it

Josh Gordon says NFL’s drug policy is harrassment

Steve Smith: Ron Rivera hid in his office after cutting me

Rondo hoping for an opening night return from broken hand

WATCH: LeBron James makes one special Cavs fan’s night

10 most shocking developments so far in 2014 NFL season

WATCH: Matthew McConaughey gives pep talk to Longhorns

ESPN reporter announces she has breast cancer

Byron Scott explains why Kobe wouldn't make a good coach

Hibbert texts Duncan for advice on being like Spurs

Belichick repeats moving 'on to Cincinnati' during presser

Donald Sterling’s wife called the cops on V. Stiviano

WATCH: Mayweather shocked someone doesn’t know who he is

Who is the new face of MLB?

NHL 15 predicts the LA Kings win the Cup again

J.J. Watt buys his mom a new car for her birthday

Dolphins News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Amukamara better after lost virginity?

H.S. player dies after suffering head injury

Cowboys player accused of rape

Scott: Kobe would not be a good coach

Pats WR benched for mouthing off?

Sammy Watkins calls out EJ Manuel

Donnell benches himself in fantasy and loses

Gordon: Drug policy is harrassment

Who is the new face of baseball?

Steve Smith blasts Panthers coach, GM

What will the A’s look like in 2015?

All-Disappointment Team in MLB

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.