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Vikings release WR Mike Wallace: Should Raiders be interested?

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Minnesota announced today that they have released veteran wideout Mike Wallace. Is he a player the Raiders should look at?

Here we see Mike Wallace floating through the air in preparation for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Here we see Mike Wallace floating through the air in preparation for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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Today the Minnesota Vikings announced they have released seven-year veteran wide receiver Mike Wallace after one season with the team. Wallace has also played for the Steelers and Dolphins after being drafted out of Ole Miss in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Wallace posted the fewest reception and yardage totals of his career with the Vikings, who rarely passed the ball as they featured Adrian Peterson. When they did pass, the ball often went to standout rookie Stefon Diggs so Wallace was a forgotten man most of the time.

However, Wallace is only a season removed from posting 862 receiving yards and scoring ten touchdowns with Miami in 2014. He is still extremely fast and has decent size at 6'0" and 205 pounds. At 29 years old, he is only a year older than Michael Crabtree.

While the speedy wideout may seem like damaged goods at this point, he would be a major upgrade and a serious threat with all the multiple-receiver sets Oakland likes to run. I could see Reggie McKenzie giving his agent a call to gauge interest. He's not going to get #1 money and taking on a reduced role in a high-powered offense might be just what his career needs at this point.