Dolphins laud Mike Wallace's work ethic

James Walker, ESPN - [Full Article]

Mike Wallace has been putting in the work this offseason to have a better 2014. He met briefly with the Miami media Tuesday and said he worked with Ryan Tannehill often this offseason.

Here is another good sign: Wallace was the last player to leave the practice field Tuesday during the start of organized team activities. Wallace spent at least 30 extra minutes following the two-hour practice catching passes and working on the JUGS machine. His work ethic has caught the attention of Miami's coaching staff.

"I think Mike, if you ask, Mike's attitudes been outstanding," Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said. "He's been working hard every single day that he's been here. I think he feels a lot more comfortable just as we like to say, parking his car in the parking lot and coming to work. I think he feel better about being a Miami Dolphin. I think he understands the expectations that we have in the offseason and so forth. So really like what he's doing."

It will be interesting to see how Wallace is used in Miami's new offense under first-year offensive coordinator Bill Lazor. One immediate change that was noticeable this week was Wallace being moved around to different spots in an effort to get him open and to be less predictable.

Fantasy Impact: 

Earlier in the article, Walker describes yet another missed connection between Tannehill and Wallace in practice, which was one of the big problems last season. Wallace is currently our #28 WR in standard formats, but the wideouts are tightly bunched, so he could move up quickly if he has a good offseason.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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