Written by Matthew Cannata
Last year, the Miami Dolphins made a splash in free agency and signed wide receiver Mike Wallace to a huge free agent deal. His performance on the field though didn't quite match the contract he was given.
Now, in a new offense that projects to utilize him to his strengths, Wallace is talking about other ways he can make an impact on the field - including returning kickoffs.
"I might get back there for kickoff returns," Wallace told Neil Reynolds for an interview that will air on Sky Sports in the UK. "I just want to be on the field making an impact for my team. I've always wanted to return kicks ever since I've been in the NFL. At this point of my career, I just want to get the ball in my hands and make some plays."
Head Coach Joe Philbin hasn't been afraid to use key players on special teams but it remains to be seen whether or not he would put Wallace back there. If he does, it will always lead to the possibility of an explosive kickoff return every time the ball is in his hands.