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Joe Flacco plans “huge impact” for Mike Wallace

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BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 22: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on against the St. Louis Rams in the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on November 22, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco’s rehab from a torn ACL didn’t call for him to take part in former teammate Torrey Smith’s charity basketball game on Saturday, but he did show off some progress while shooting around before the game.

Flacco said that he’s “getting better and better each week” and that he expects to be ready to go for training camp, although he added that there hasn’t been a timeline firmly established at this point. Flacco will start working with wide receiver Mike Wallace once he’s back on the field and says that he expects the partnership to be a fruitful one for the Ravens in 2016.

“I plan on him having a huge impact,” Flacco said, via the team’s website. “I think he’s a talented guy. He can run, he can catch, he can do a lot of things. I’m planning on him coming in here and having a big impact on our football team and helping us win a lot of games.”

When Wallace signed with the Ravens, he cited Flacco as the biggest reason why he wanted to come to Baltimore after being released by the Vikings. Tight end Benjamin Watson is another new face for Flacco while the hoped for returns from injury for Steve Smith and Breshad Perriman offer further reasons to believe that the passing game will be better this time around.