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Patriots rumored to have interest in Mike Wallace

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01:21 PM ET 03.09 | Patriots quarterback Tom Brady signed an extension for substantially less than his market value for a reason. While it wasn't said publicly, the easy inference is that Brady wanted to reduce the team's cap number in order to bring players in to help them chase that elusive fourth Super Bowl ring ??? something only two other quarterbacks have. Is wide receiver Mike Wallace soon to benefit from that extra cap space in New England? Miami Herald reporter Armando Salguero tweeted that an agent told him the Patriots have interest in the big-play receiver, and depending on his price, it could be a scary addition to an already potent Patriots arsenal. It could be argued Brady hasn't had a significant outside-the-numbers receiver since Randy Moss, and Wallace is among the all-time leaders in terms of deep threats. Heading into 2012, Wallace was averaging 18.9 yards per catch. In just three seasons in Pittsburgh, he became the franchise's career leader in receptions of 40 yards or more. Wallace held out of training camp and the preseason after turning down a reported five-year, $50 million deal offered by the Steelers. The Steelers in turn gave most of that money to fellow wide receiver Antonio Brown, and talks never went any further between the team and Wallace.

Armando Salguero

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March 9, 2013  01:27 PM ET

I guess my disinterest in the first thread was too much for the interns to take so they were compelled to repost it.

March 9, 2013  02:12 PM ET

The story so nice, they posted it twice.

March 9, 2013  02:15 PM ET

Brady can turn this guy into an All-Pro easily.

March 9, 2013  02:45 PM ET
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Brady can turn this guy into an All-Pro easily.

He already is an All-Pro. In the the 2010 or 2011 season.

The bigger question with Wallace is could Brady keep him interested when he's not getting the ball???

Pittsburgh couldn't last year and that's the biggest reason they're letting him walk this year!

March 9, 2013  03:16 PM ET

brady is a different qb than big ben, he gets spreads the ball around and gets rid of it quickly so his receivers have a chance get loose and be ready for the ball, ben holds onto it and sometimes even goes down instead of throwing it away

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March 10, 2013  07:28 AM ET

2012 - The Pats went to the AFC Game with a 12-4 regular season record.

Total Offense: 1st in the league. (4th in passing yards.)
Total Defense: 27th in the league.

Yeah, Mike Wallace is the fix they need.

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