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Mike Wallace insists he doesn't hold grudge against Dolphins

Mike Wallace insists he doesn't hold grudge against Dolphins

OWINGS MILLS – Ravens wide receiver Mike Wallace swears that Sunday’s game against the Dolphins isn’t a grudge match for him. Even though the Dolphins traded him after just two seasons (2013-14)? Even though Wallace was a target for criticism in Miami after signing a five-year, $60 million contract?

“I have no regrets,” Wallace insisted. “They gave me a lot of money in two years. I have no regrets, nothing against those guys. It is all love on my end. My life is a lot better because of those guys, so I have no regrets or grudges against them whatsoever.”

Wallace’s last game with the Dolphins ended in acrimony, when he was benched after a sideline spat with former coach Joe Philbin. Some in the Dolphins’ organization suggested that Wallace refused to re-enter the game. Wallace has steadfastly denied that.

“Like I said and I will say 1,000 times, I never quit on my team,” Wallace said. “That was not the case. I know there was a lot being said about that, but that never happened. That would never happen. I would never do that.

“It was just a frustrating incident where you wanted to do well and you wanted the team to do well, and it was not going that way.”

Things have gone very well for Wallace with the Ravens. He leads the team in receiving yards (792) and yards per catch (15.5), and is second on the team with 51 catches, one behind tight end Dennis Pitta.

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After his two seasons with the Dolphins, where he had 140 catches and 15 touchdowns, Wallace’s career hit rock bottom with the Vikings last season, when he caught just 39 passes for 473 yards.

However, Wallace’s game has come alive again with the Ravens. So instead of dwelling on the past when he faces the Dolphins, Wallace says he is choosing to move forward.

“This is a big game, a really big game,” Wallace said. “I think both teams are going to have it on their mind. I know I will.”

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Earl Thomas' daughter was the toughest reporter at the Pro Bowl

Earl Thomas' daughter was the toughest reporter at the Pro Bowl

Earl Thomas' daughter Kaleigh is many things. She's seven years old, has sick dance moves, and now we can add another accomplishment to that list: a hard-hitting reporter.

During the Pro Bowl, Kaleigh asked some of the NFL's stars some of the toughest questions they'd faced all weekend.

She asked Russell Wilson and Andre Roberts why they both liked football so much, Shaquill Griffin if he had any personal hobbies, and grilled Drew Brees on who is best friend in the league was.

She also interviewed her father and specifically asked if he was getting old. "I'm not getting old, I'm still playing at a high level," he noted. "Do you think daddy's getting old?"

"I think my dad's getting old, so we'll skip that question," Kaleigh said.

This is the intrepid reporting we needed during the Pro Bowl, and Kaleigh is getting after it.

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WATCH: Justin Tucker drills 70-yard field goal at Pro Bowl practice

WATCH: Justin Tucker drills 70-yard field goal at Pro Bowl practice

Justin Tucker is the most accurate kicker in NFL history, but at Pro Bowl practice Friday he decided to show off his ridiculous range by drilling a 70-yard field goal with relative ease. 

Hitting 70-yard field goals in practice isn't anything new. He spent time in the offseason drilling kicks from the same distance.

There just wasn't any need for Tucker to kick a record-breaking field goal because the Ravens offense was seemingly always in the red zone. Tucker attempted 59 extra points this year, which was the most he'd ever taken in a season by 17 and led the league by a wide margin. 

Tucker's current career-long is the 61-yard bomb he hit in 2013. His longest field goal in 2019 was 51 yards. 

In a game like the Pro Bowl, field position and the final result doesn't really matter. So maybe Tucker will get a chance to kick from 70-plus during the game on Sunday. 

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