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Any team with the necessary means to land Mike Wallace will be taking a long, hard look at acquiring his services.
Minnesota is currently just over $10 million under the cap, and that number would increase if some high-salaried players are cut.
It would have to be quite a juggling act of players and re-structured contracts on Rick Spielman’s part, but it is possible, although not real plausible, that the Vikings make a serious run at the speedy third-rounder from Mississippi.
He’s the best receiver in the entire free-agent class and will command a hefty price tag, which will also include a first-round tender.
According to Nate Davis of USA Today, the Pittsburgh Steelers could slap him with the franchise tag, increasing the number of draft picks by one.
However, tagging him will cost the cap-strapped Steelers an extra $9.4 million. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, they've already had to restructure five players' contracts, including Ben Roethlisberger's, in order to get them close to even.
With all that said, do I believe it’s a long shot that he comes to Minny? Yes. But, do I believe that he’s someone Spielman should look at from every angle possible? Absolutely!