Eagles veteran receiver Mike Wallace looking to prove he's still a deep threat
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By Glenn Erby

Mike Wallace is now the savvy veteran on an Eagles wide receivers corp that can always use some extra explosiveness on the outside.

Wallace is set to start opposite Alshon Jeffery on the outside for the Eagles, filling the spot left by Torrey Smith, now with the Carolina Panthers. With Nelson Agholor turning into a dynamic weapon from the slot position, Wallace is looking to show Eagles fans that he still has the same jets that he brought with him when the Steelers selected him in the third round back in 2009.

Question Wallace’s speed at your own risk, because he has no problem reminding you of what his name is.

“Is my name still Mike?” Wallace said.

“That’s not going nowhere,” Wallace said. “Over the last, however many years, I still lead the league in 50-plus plays. You gotta remember that.”

Since entering the league in 2009, Wallace’s 26 catches over 50-yards or more, rank second behind DeSean Jackson’s 36 catches in the same time span.

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