Steelers' Wallace headed for Dolphins?

Steelers' Wallace headed for Dolphins?
February 20, 2013, 8:45 am
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The Ravens secondary won’t have to be chasing after Mike Wallace a couple of times each season, as it appears the Steelers’ speedy receiver is headed out of Pittsburgh.

As Pro Football Talk reports, the Steelers won’t be putting the franchise tag on free agent Wallace, nor will they get into a bidding war for him. However, that doesn’t mean the Ravens won’t be seeing Wallace at all in the 2013 season. He could be headed to one of their scheduled opponents, the Dolphins.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that Wallace is Miami’s No. 1 target in free agency. Owner Steve Ross has decreed the Dolphins "have to be more explosive," and the Sun-Sentinel’s Omar Kelly writes that Wallace “is the only free agent who fulfills Ross' mandate for 2013.”

In the NFL, there is no such thing as an unfunded mandate, so how much might it cost the Dolphins to land Wallace? Kelly figures about $60 million total, or $12 million per year.

“You don't go shopping in Beverly Hills,” Kelly writes, “and then complain how expensive everything is.”