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Mike Wallace makes incredible one-handed TD catch (Video)

Mike-WallaceMiami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace reeled in one of the best touchdowns catches you will see this season on Sunday. Wallace, who was well-covered, caught the ball with one hand and was able to secure the pass without ever using his other hand.

Wallace also took a pretty big hit from Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore, but he still managed to get his leg down inbounds and hang onto the pass. Ryan Tannehill made a perfect throw, too. He and Wallace seem to have much better chemistry this season with new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor calling plays.

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Mike Wallace goes third person in postgame interview (Video)

Mike WallaceLook out, NFL — Mike Wallace is a man on a mission. Not only did the Miami Dolphins wide receiver catch seven passes for 81 yards and a touchdown on Sunday against a New England Patriots defense that features Darrelle Revis, he also went third person when speaking to reporters after the game.

“Here’s the thing about Mike,” Wallace said. “Mike don’t ever fear nobody, ever in life, period. Don’t matter who it is…”

Wallace must have been feeling pretty good after his team’s big win. We don’t remember him going third person during his disappointing 2013 season, but maybe we just weren’t paying close enough attention. Either way, if there was an award for sounding like a D-bag in your postgame press conference, he would have taken the honors on Sunday.

Mike signed a five-year, $60 million contract with the Dolphins in March 2013. If Mike can get on the same page with Ryan Tannehill and Mike can continue to not fear anybody, the Dolphins may actually get some return on their investment in Mike.

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Mike Wallace reportedly upset with lack of usage in win

Mike WallaceMike Wallace was upset with his lack of usage in the Miami Dolphins’ 23-10 Week 1 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, according to a report.

Wallace, who was signed to a five-year, $60 million deal by the team in free agency, only caught one pass for 15 yards. He was targeted five times and was upset that he was hardly a part of the team’s offensive gameplan.

The Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero says Wallace was escorted off the field in Cleveland by GM Jeff Ireland, and that the receiver was among the first to get dressed and exit the locker room. Salguero also says Wallace was not in the mood to talk after the game.

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Mike Wallace makes insensitive remarks about Jason Collins coming out as gay

Mike Wallace DolphinsOn Monday, veteran NBA center Jason Collins became the first ever athlete from the four major American team sports to come out as gay, and there has been an outpouring of support since the Sports Illustrated story was released to the public. Everyone from Bill Clinton to Kobe Bryant has endorsed Collins and commended him for his courage. Mike Wallace decided to go in the other direction.

Shortly after the internet began buzzing about Collins, the Miami Dolphins receiver sent the following tweet. He deleted it shortly after it was sent, but the folks at The Big Lead were able to capture it first.

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What can we even say at this point? While Wallace’s comment was obviously incredibly idiotic, we know better than to be surprised. Whether it’s an MLB pitcher saying a gay teammate would create awkwardness or a former NFL star saying religion makes it wrong, there are always going to be people who stand in the way.

Naturally, Wallace sent out an apology.

Anyone who believes he’s actually sorry is incredibly naive.

Mike Wallace reportedly turned down more money from Vikings to sign with Dolphins

Mike Wallace DolphinsMike Wallace signed a five-year, $60 million deal with the Miami Dolphins the first day free agency began in the NFL this year. Wallace had long been linked with the Dolphins, so it was no surprise to see him sign with the team. What is somewhat surprising is hearing that he wanted to go to Miami so badly he actually turned down more money from the Vikings.

Wallace’s father spoke with The Miami Herald’s Adam H. Beasley and said Minnesota offered more money to get him.

“The [Vikings] had come to the point where they were telling him, ‘You don’t have to live here, just be here during the season,’ ” Wallace’s father, Mike Jr., told the Herald. “He wanted to get out of that snow and cold weather.”

Wallace’s father also said the Rams and Seahawks were interested. Seattle acquired Percy Harvin in a trade a day before Wallace signed.

For what it’s worth, ESPN 1500’s Tom Pelissero says the Vikings never made a firm offer to Wallace because Miami wrapped him up so quickly. We had heard the Vikings had interest in Wallace, and we know they tried trading for Anquan Boldin and made offers to Greg Jennings, so this report is not too surprising. But this does show us how badly Wallace wanted to be in Miami. The Herald’s article says one of Wallace’s big motivating factors was the weather; he didn’t want to be in the cold. We’ll see if his desire to be in Miami pays off with wins.

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Mike Wallace reportedly agrees to deal with Dolphins

Antonio-Brown-Mike-Wallace-SteelersMike Wallace has agreed to a free agent contract with the Miami Dolphins pending a physical, multiple outlets report.

Wallace’s contract with the team is expected to be for five years. The Sun Sentinel says the contract could be around $13 million per season, though ESPN’s Adam Schefter says it is for $11.5 million per season, making it five years for 57.5 million.

NFL.com’s Jeff Darlington says the deal includes around $30 million guaranteed.

It was reported last week that the Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans would be in on the bidding for Wallace, but FOXSports.com’s Alex Marvez said the Dolphins were the “lead dog” in the hunt for the wide receiver. It looks like he was right.

Wallace is one of the best deep threats in the game and will be an excellent addition for the Dolphins’ offense.

Vikings, Titans expected to pursue Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace is the top free agent wide receiver on the market, and a few teams are expected to pursue him.

The Miami Dolphins have been mentioned as the team expected to make the strongest run at Wallace, but new reports say the Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans will also go after the speedster.

According to NFL.com’s Jeff Darlington, who used to be a beat writer covering the Dolphins, Miami has Wallace at the top of their list. He says the team has about $37 million in salary cap space to make a play for someone like Wallace, who will likely receive a contract similar to the five-year, $55.55 million deal Vincent Jackson got from Tampa Bay last season. Darlington also reports that the Dolphins expect the Vikings to get involved in the bidding for Wallace.

In addition to Miami and Minnesota, SI’s Peter King said Tuesday on “Pro Football Talk” on NBC Sports that the Titans could also be in the mix for Wallace.

The Dolphins make the most sense for Wallace because they have the money and need a vertical threat. The Vikings could also make sense because of their issues with Percy Harvin, who is entering the final year of his contract. The Titans could be growing frustrated with troubled Kenny Britt, and they might not have Jared Cook back next season, so they could also use another receiving threat.

Wallace, a former third-round pick of the Steelers, has registered two 1,000-yard receiving seasons and 32 touchdowns in 63 games. We’re guessing Wallace ends up in Miami because we’re figuring they offer him the most money.