As expected, the Minnesota Vikings parted ways with wide receiver Mike Wallace prior the start of the new league year.
Wallace, who was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft out of Mississippi, was scheduled to earn $11.45 million in 2016.
Last season, Wallace caught 39 passes for 473 yards and a pair of touchdowns after being acquired by the Vikings via trade from the Miami Dolphins last March.
After his first four seasons with the Steelers, Wallace signed a five-year deal as an unrestricted free agent with the Dolphins that was worth $60 million. In his two seasons with Miami, Wallace caught 140 passes for 1,792 yards and 15 touchdowns. However, he also dropped quite a few passes and that’s something that plagued him when he was with the Steelers.
Now that Wallace is a free agent, he’s likely to find a team willing to sign him in the coming weeks. However, he isn’t likely to command big money at all.
Wallace will turn 30 in August.