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For weeks now we’ve been talking about Greg Jennings and the Miami Dolphins in the same sentence. Is it possible that could be incorrect, and the Dolphins have eyes for somebody else.
Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel is reporting that the Dolphins may be targeting Steelers unrestricted free agent Mike Wallace to be their new number 1.
Multiple sources tell the Sun-Sentinel Steelers receiverMike Wallace, who won’t be given the franchise tag by the Steelers this offseason, is the team’s top target.
And much like Miami’s pursuit of Jim Harbaugh, Jeff Fisherand Peyton Manning, everyone inside the NFL knows Dolphins owner Steve Ross is a big spender, and expects him to set the bidding market high.
Considering Wallace turned down an offer from Pittsburgh that trumped the five-year, $55.5 million deal Vincent Jackson got from Tampa Bay as an unrestricted free agent last offseason, expect a contract being placed on a table that pays Wallace in the range of $60 million or $12 million a season during unauthorized contract negotiations at this week’s NFL combine.
That’s the question at this point. Is Mike Wallace worth $12 million a season? Wallace has a penchant for drops, being high maintenance, and unreliable in crunch time.
I know two people who will be watching this closely, that’s Percy Harvin and the Vikings GM.
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Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette writes that the Packers are unlikely to use their franchise tag on WR Greg Jennings.
This really isn’t all that shocking given that there hasn’t been any indication from the Packers that he’s a part of their long-term plans.
Vandermause adds that Green Bay has made no recent attempts to offer Jennings a new contract and expects...
The St. Louis Rams have several questions surrounding the wide receiver position, as Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson are both free
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team isn’t expected to target free agents Greg Jennings or Dwayne Bowe,
according to Don Banks of Sports Illustrated.
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