The prospects of Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace signing with the Miami Dolphins has been an obvious one for some time and it now appears that it is a forgone conclusion.
Peter King of Sports Illustrated reports in his Monday Morning Quarterback piece that the Dolphins didn\’t have much, if any, competition for Wallace since the legal tampering period started Saturday at midnight.
King wrote that he is hearing the Dolphins will land Wallace with a big money deal that will average $11 million or more. It is believed that Wallace is asking for five-year, $60 million contract, so at this point that would be the expected range.
The free agent signing period doesn\’t begin until 4:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, but it will not be shocking to hear that Wallace has signed with the Dolphins shortly after that time.
All of this could change in a matter of minutes, but for right now it appears that Wallace will be taking his talents to South Beach.