Mike Wallace, a bust in his one season with the Vikings before moving onto Baltimore, failed his training camp conditioning test with the Ravens, according to Baltimore Sun beat writer Jeff Zrebiec.
Zrebiec offered the requisite context, noting in follow-up tweets that Wallace will have another chance to pass the test before Thursday’s practice and that the Ravens are “pleased with how hard he’s worked” and “are not concerned about Wallace,” who “hit 5 of 6 benchmarks” on the test. He also added that other Ravens veterans have failed initial tests in past years and gone on to do just fine.
That said, if you’re a Vikings fan who is happy to have moved on from Wallace — who was paid big money last year but managed just 39 catches for 473 yards a season ago — you’re probably not interested in context.
Maybe there would be more forgiveness had Wallace not taken the time to say he needed a “quarterback who I know is proven and can get things done” after signing with the Ravens?