Free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace has signed a two-year, $11.5 million deal with the Baltimore Ravens, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Ravens are giving former Vikings WR Mike Wallace a 2-year, $11.5 million deal, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2016
It’s an interesting deal for the 29-year-old Wallace, who spent last year with the Minnesota Vikings and was none too impressive. He had just 39 receptions for 473 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He was previously with the Miami Dolphins, who cut him for financial reasons after two seasons, and the Pittsburgh Steelers before that.
And Wallace likely won’t be the electrifying receiver that the Dolphins hoped he would be when they signed him to a $60 million contract in 2013, but Baltimore really needs help. Veteran Steve Smith Sr. went down early with a torn Achilles last year and postponed his retirement as a result, and first-round pick Breshad Perriman didn’t play at all due to a nagging knee injury.
Thus, with those two back healthy and now Mike Wallace in the mix to go with rising star Kamar Aiken, Baltimore committing that much money to Wallace was a decision that had to be made.
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