After signing three-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady to a three-year contract extension, the New England Patriots were able to open up some options moving forward. One option that is apparently intriguing the storied NFL franchise is signing wide receiver Mike Wallace according to Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald as of March 10:
An NFL agent which I trust but does not represent Wallace told me early Saturday that he has it on good authority the New England Patriots are one of the teams showing some interest in the prospective Pittsburgh Steelers free agent.
Even though Wallace would seemingly be the perfect fit for the Patriots with a serious lack of dependable wide receivers heading into the NFL off-season, New England may not be able to compete with the division rival Miami Dolphins.
The Dolphins have made Wallace their primary target in the off-season with the goal of bringing in a game-changing wideout for second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
As for the Patriots, the team is currently trying to lock up perennial Pro Bowler Wes Welker. With the two sides failing to reach an agreement before Welker hits the free agent market next week, the Patriots may end up losing arguably their best wideout.
Bringing in Wallace would help lessen the blow of potentially losing Welker, but it seems unlikely the Patriots will be able to lure Wallace to New England for less money than the Dolphins are willing to offer.
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