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Mike Wallace: Miami Dolphins' receivers don't get calls

Illegal contact penalties have been going through the roof in the preseason. But Miami receiver Mike Wallace doesn't think the new rules emphasis applies to the Dolphins.

"Not on our team. We don't get those calls," Wallace said via the Palm Beach Post. "I don't know why. That's not our job to play for calls. We play to play football and make plays. The call, that's extra."

Wallace could be showing frustrating after another slow training camp trying to connect with quarterback Ryan Tannehill. The vertical pass has reportedly been missing in practice. In last week's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Wallace said he was held on the one deep pass to him. Dolphins fans want Wallace to live up to his big contract.

"They deserve to ask that when we're not hitting on them," Wallace said Tuesday. "I don't have a problem with it -- just got to keep working at it, keep doing it every single day."

There is no vast officiating conspiracy waged against the Dolphins. They just have an overpaid receiver with a highly defined skill set, and they haven't learned yet how best to use it.

The latest "Around the League Podcast" recaps all of the action from the second week of the preseason.

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