Mike Wallace to Miami trade Rumors heating up

Evan Silva the Senior NFL Editor for Rotoworld is reporting with Antonio Brown getting his big contract extension in Pittsburgh, that the Steelers might be looking to trade Mike Wallace. And if so look for the Colts and Dolphins as possible trade partners. He mentions that the Dolphins were willing to use a supplemental pick on Josh Gordon out of Baylor. So, obviously they are in the market to upgrade their WR corp.

Gerry Dulac of the Steelers Radio Network and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that to trade Wallace Pittsburgh would let Mike Wallace talk to teams, agree on compensation, and sign him to a tender after trade details are worked out with Pittsburgh. Dulac also reported that he believes Pitt will trade Wallace during training camp as they believe they are unable to sign and keep him long-term.

Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com is also speculating that a team like Miami or the Jets would give up a big package to land Mike Wallace.

Salary cap wise I am not sure Miami can afford Wallace this year and fit him in. It's not impossible but a few people would have to go (ie Fasano among others.) Obviously adding a Mike Wallace is an easy decision to make. He is 25 years old, great hands, blazing speed. A legit #1 WR on any team in the league who's best years are ahead of him. For a 2nd round pick or a 2nd and a 3rd, its an easy trade to make. And with the Dolphins having TWO 3rd round picks next year, they could trade a 2nd rounder and even a 3rd possibly and still have picks in rounds 1 and 3. It isn't set in stone Pittsburgh is trading Wallace but after giving Antonio Brown a mega deal last night, either Pitt will force Wallace to play the year and then let him walk next offseason. Or they will move him now and get something in return for him. I would guess they force him to play this year at the restricted tender number, but I hope I am wrong. And if Wallace is on the block, Jeff Ireland get on the phone immediately!