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                 === Dolphins ink WR Wallace to 5-year deal ===
 
 Davie,  FL (Sports  Network) -  The  Miami Dolphins  wasted no  time making  a
 splash  in free agency, signing wide receiver Mike Wallace to a reported five-
 year, $65-million contract on Tuesday,
 
 Wallace  caught just 64 passes for 836 yards over 15 games with the Pittsburgh
 Steelers in 2012, but led the team with eight touchdown receptions. The speedy
 receiver's  best season came in 2010, when he finished with 1,257 yards and 10
 touchdowns while averaging 21 yards per catch.
 
 "We  are pleased  to  reach an  agreement with  Mike  Wallace," said  Dolphins
 general manager Jeff Ireland. "He has a unique skill set which we believe will
 be  a  welcomed  addition to  our  offense.  We  are  looking forward  to  his
 contributions to the team."
 
 Originally  selected by the  Steelers in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft
 of  out  Mississippi, Wallace  had  235  receptions  for  4,042 yards  and  32
 touchdowns  over his  four-year tenure in Pittsburgh. He was also named to the
 Pro Bowl in 2011.
 
 According  to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins also signed free agent linebacker
 Darnell Ellerbe and released linebacker Karlos Dansby.
 
 Ellerbe  was a key member of the Baltimore Ravens' defensive unit during their
 recent  Super Bowl  run. He finished second  on the team with 92 tackles while
 adding 4 1/2 sacks.
 
 While  financial  terms of the  deal were not  disclosed, the Baltimore Sun is
 reporting Ellerbe's pact to be worth $35 million over five years.
 
 The  decision  to cut Dansby  comes just three  years after signing the former
 second-round  pick out of  Auburn to a five-year deal as a free agent in 2010.
 The  31-year-old linebacker  was carrying the highest salary cap number of any
 player on the Dolphins roster at $8.575 million.
 
 Over 16 games last season, Dansby racked up 134 tackles and one sack.
 
 Additionally, the Dolphins re-signed safety Chris Clemons. Originally selected
 in  the  fifth round of the  2009 NFL Draft,  Clemons started all 16 games for
 Miami  last season  and had a career-high 98 tackles. The Clemson product also
 came up with two interceptions and four passes defensed.
 
 "We  are also  happy  to  announce an  extension  with  Chris," said  Ireland.
 "He  has been  a valuable contributor to  the team the last four years, and we
 are glad he will remain a member of the Miami Dolphins."
 
 Over 56 career games -- all with Miami -- Clemons has recorded 185 tackles and
 three interceptions.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 03/12 23:10:43 ET