Data Scout Notes: 11GP-35-704-20.1-6TD-Rec/31-770-24.8-1TD-KOR
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Steelers' picks: Round 3/84 -- Mike Wallace, WR/KR, 6-0, 195, Mississippi...Fills a need at both his position and the long-sought kick returner the Steelers have not had in a long time. Wallace has 4.3 speed and will compete for playing time at wide receiver, but really get his chance as a return man in 2009. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Mike Wallace News
08/09/16 - WR Mike Wallace continues to show he can be a dynamic, play-making receiver this season. After failing his fitness test the first day, Wallace has shown steady improvement, catching balls downfield and beating double coverage for touchdowns. He could provide quarterback Joe Flacco with a much-needed weapon on offense.
07/28/16 - WR Mike Wallace did not practice on the first day of training camp because he failed his conditioning test. When asked if Wallace was close, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said, "I'm not going to get into all that. Either you pass it or you don't." The Ravens signed Wallace in the offseason to provide QB Joe Flacco with another downfield threat. Wallace is a proven veteran with 414 receptions for 6,307 yards and 49 touchdowns over his seven-year career. However, he has some work to do before he officially plays for Baltimore.
03/15/16 - WR Mike Wallace joined the Baltimore Ravens, agreeing to a two-year, $11.5 million deal Tuesday.
Wallace gives the Ravens a vertical receiver the team lacked in 2015 after losing Torrey Smith to the San Francisco 49ers in free agency.
Steve Smith is returning in 2016 but his recovery from a ruptured Achilles could keep him on the sideline into August. Breshad Perriman, a big receiver with speed, was the Ravens' first-round pick in 2015 but never played in a game because of a knee injury.
Wallace, 29, was released by the Minnesota Vikings last week. He tied or set career lows in catches (39), receiving yards (473) and touchdowns (two) last season.
03/13/16 - WR Mike Wallace is scheduled to visit with the Ravens on Monday. A deal is contingent on Wallace accepting a "low budget" contract, according to Don Banks of Sports Illustrated.
Wallace, 29, was released by the Vikings last week. He tied or set career lows in catches (39), receiving yards (473) and touchdowns (two) last season. Wallace, a third-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2009 NFL Draft, has played in 111 career games, with 414 receptions for 6,307 yards and 49 touchdowns.
03/08/16 - WR Mike Wallace was released by the Vikings on Tuesday (March 8). Wallace, acquired in a trade with Miami last March, was due $10 million in 2016 as part of a five-year, $60 million contract he signed with the Dolphins in 2013. Coach Mike Zimmer said in February the Vikings are pleased with their receiving corps, led Stefon Diggs, who totaled 52 receptions for 720 yards as a rookie. Last season, Wallace had 39 catches for 473 yards and two touchdowns with the Vikings. In seven years with the Vikings, Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers, he has 414 career receptions for 6,307 yards and 49 touchdowns.