Mike Wallace could still return to Minnesota Vikings?
By Dan Zinski
Mike Wallace returning to the Vikings remains a possibility according to a report by an NFL insider.
Don’t throw away that Mike Wallace jersey just yet, Vikings fan.
According to a report from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, the door is still very much open on Wallace playing for the Vikings in 2016.
Wallace was cut by the Vikings last week after failing to come to agreement on a new deal to reduce his 2016 salary. The wide-out was set to make $11.5 million this year but that was far too rich for Minnesota.
$11.5 million for a guy who caught just 39 passes for 473 yards and two touchdowns? Wasn’t gonna happen.
Wallace has begun trying to find a spot for 2016, but as expected the market for his services is not exactly brisk.
Sports Illustrated‘s Don Banks reports that Wallace has garnered interest from the Ravens but only at the right price.
Despite concerns about his character coming in, Wallace proved to be a model teammate with the Vikings and reportedly worked hard to gel with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
After the season Mike Zimmer remarked on Wallace’s work habits and said he “loved” the receiver and wanted him to come back.
Even if Wallace does come back, the Vikings could still look to add more talent at receiver. The team has reportedly been zeroing in on TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson throughout the pre-draft process.
The Vikings also reportedly contacted free agent wide receiver Andre Holmes, a man with whom safety Andrew Sendejo is very familiar.