The Miami Dolphins have their $60 million man back on the field.
The Miami Herald reported that Mike Wallace returned to practice Wednesday, ending a nearly two-week absence. The wide receiver had been slowed by a sore groin, but he expects to play in Friday's preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, per The Associated Press.
It didn't take long for Wallace to show his body was feeling right. He beat Nolan Carroll for a 40-yard touchdown reception during practice.
"Finally got one," Wallace said Wednesday. "It's just the start. I plan on catching a lot of those. It's just a matter of time. Be patient. It's going to happen."
Wallace's return is an important development for the Dolphins, who need their big free-agent acquisition to get as many practice reps as possible with Ryan Tannehill. There were murmurs early in camp that the quarterback and wide receiver have struggled to find chemistry.
That supposed problem couldn't be alleviated when Wallace was working on the side with trainers.The Around The League Podcast is now available on iTunes! Click here to listen and subscribe.