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Dolphins Interest In WR Prospects Raises Questions About Mike Wallace’s Future In Miami

 

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald writes that the Dolphins interest in draft prospects raises some question regarding WR Mike Wallace‘s future in 2015 and beyond.

Jackson points out that the Dolphins have already used three of their 30 pre-draft visits on some of the top receivers in this year’s draft class.

Odell Beckham (LSU), Marqise Lee (USC), Donte Moncrief (Ole Miss), Brandin Cooks (Oregon State) and Kelvin Benjamin (Florida State) are some of the receivers who have met with the Dolphins up to this point.

It’s worth mentioning that Dolphins new GM Dennis Hickey didn’t sign Wallace to his five-year, $60 million contract, and could be open to parting ways with him in 2015 when they would receive a positive cap impact.

Wallace, 27, will make $15 million for the 2014 season, but his base salary will drop to $9.85 million in 2015. By then, the Dolphins could release him and free up $2.5 million in cap space, according to OverTheCap.com.

Of course, this could just be Miami doing their due diligence on these prospects, but they have already met with these receivers at the Scouting Combine, according to Jackson.

Previous reports have mentioned that the Dolphins have fielded offers for Wallace, but the team has refuted this.

In his first year in Miami, Wallace caught 73 passes for 930 yards receiving and five touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has Wallace rated as the No. 66 receiver in the league last year.