Dolphins Kick off 2013 NFL Free Agency by Signing Pro Bowl WR Mike Wallace

The Dolphins have landed their man in signing the premier wide receiver on the open market. Mike Wallace is headed to Miami after inking a 5-year, $65M contract with $30M guaranteed. Kevin Nogle of The Phinsider recaps what this will mean for the Miami offense moving forward.

The Miami Dolphins landed the top wide receiver in this year's free agency market, signing Mike Wallace to a 5-year, $65 million deal. Early reports put the guaranteed money around $30 million.

Wallace spent the first four years of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. During that time, he caught 235 passes for 4,042 yards, with 32 touchdowns. He was a Pro Bowl selection in 2011.

The Dolphins were targeting the wide receiver position this offseason, looking to build weapons around second year quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Wallace qualifies as a weapon simply based on his speed. He can get over the top of the defense on every play, forcing teams to rotate safeties to help cornerbacks.

Check out my immediate report to the Phinsider YouTube page, where I don't even know what I am really saying. Let's just say, I was a little excited that the move we have heard so much about over the past week was not all smokescreen, and is now a done deal.

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