Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace appears to be on his way out of town as the team will reportedly try to trade him after acquiring wide receiver Kenny Stills in a Friday trade with the New Orleans Saints. Wallace’s former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate, wide receiver Antonio Brown, evidently thinks he should be brought back to Pittsburgh as you can see in his tweet below.
— Antonio Brown (@AntonioBrown84) March 13, 2015
While it’s a nice gesture on Brown’s part, I really don’t think that Wallace will be coming back to Pittsburgh anytime soon.
For starters, the Steelers are not going to trade for the 28-year-old Wallace as he is due $9.85 million in 2015 as part of the five-year, $60 million deal that he signed with the Dolphins back in 2013. Even if Wallace is ultimately released by the Dolphins, the Steelers likely won’t be interested in signing him as they already have Brown, Markus Wheaton and Martavis Bryant entrenched as their top three wide receivers.
Wallace will have plenty of suitors if he is ultimately released. The Steelers former third-round draft pick didn’t fit in well with the Dolphins, however, and that will be concerning to other teams. Over the course of the last two seasons, Wallace has caught a total of 140 passes 1792 yards and 15 touchdowns.