Do you feel like taking a break to bang on the Baltimore Ravens and former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace for a little bit? Yes? Good.
The Ravens reportedly had their annual conditioning test on Wednesday and according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, Wallace failed it. The beat writer goes on to say the Ravens are not concerned about Wallace not passing it as not only did he hit 5 of the 6 test benchmarks, they’ve been pleased with how hard he’s worked so far since he was signed during the offseason.
As I just so happened to mention in a post earlier today, the Ravens signed Wallace to a two year, $11.5 million contract this offseason that included a $4.5 million signing bonus. In other words, he’s nearly a lock to make their final roster this year.
Last year, Wallace, who will turn 30 in a few more days, only caught 39 passes for 473 yards and 2 touchdowns in his lone season with the Minnesota Vikings. The Ravens are likely going to need him to contribute some during the first part of the 2016 season being as veteran Steve Smith Sr. and second-year former first-round draft pick Breshad Perriman are both currently in the process of battling back from injuries. Perriman has yet to play a down in the NFL and he and Smith were both placed on the Ravens Active PUP list upon arriving for training camp.
The Steelers will hold their annual conditioning test on Thursday after the players check into their dorms at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe and I doubt wide receiver Antonio Brown will fail his test.