NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reported earlier today that Wide Receiver Mike Wallace had reached a deal with the Baltimore Ravens. Wallace, who is entering his 8th season in the NFL, is mainly known for his speed, but has been a pretty reliable second or third option for teams for most of his career. The former Minnesota Vikings receiver spent just one season in MN, where he had a disappointing 2015; pulling in only 39 catches for under 500 yards, before getting cut this offseason. Before that, Wallace spent two years in Miami with the Dolphins where he recorded 140 receptions for 1,792 yards.
Wallace began his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2009 when he was drafted in the third round out of Ole Miss. Wallace posted career numbers in yards and touchdowns while in Pittsburgh, and eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark twice. Wallace also took a trip to the Superbowl with Pittsburgh in 2011, where they ended up losing to the Green Bay Packers.
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Wallace adds an intrigue to this Baltimore offense, which definitely doesn’t lack speed; Wallace, Breshard Perriman, and even Steve Smith are all very fast, and deep threats. If Perriman is healthy, the Ravens may have the fastest receiving corps in all of football. The Ravens have also been an interesting team to watch this offseason, stepping out of their comfort zone by signing a couple free agents (Benjamin Watson and Eric Weddle), and now Wallace. Defenses will definitely have an issue keeping up with these guys, and with Joe Flacco being a great deep ball quarterback, this could be dangerous for the Bengals. The AFC North, as good as it has been in recent memory, just keeps getting better.