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Miami Dolphins trade wide receiver Mike Wallace to the Minnesota Vikings

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace tosses the

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace tosses the ball after an NFL football practice in Davie, Fla. (July 26, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the Minnesota Vikings have acquired wide receiver Mike Wallace from the Miami Dolphins.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the teams had not yet announced the trade.

The Vikings will send a fifth-round draft pick to the Dolphins for their seventh-round selection in the swap, two years after the Vikings tried to sign Wallace.

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin benched Wallace in the second half of their final game last season after an argument between the 28-year-old and the coaching staff. Wallace led Miami with 10 touchdowns in his second season with the team, but he rarely clicked with quarterback Ryan Tannehill on deep passes and was unhappy not to be targeted more.

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