DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace returned to practice Wednesday after being sidelined more than a week by a groin injury, and he expects to play in Friday's exhibition game at Jacksonville.

Wallace caught a long touchdown pass in practice from Ryan Tannehill, their first such connection in training camp.

"Finally got one," Wallace said. "It's just the start. I plan on catching a lot of those. It's just a matter of time. Be patient. It's going to happen."

He became the Dolphins' highest-paid player when he signed $60 million, five-year contract in March after four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Miami wideouts caught only three TD passes last year.

Wallace said he was happy to return to practice after missing Sunday's exhibition opener against Dallas.

"You can't get better on the side," he said.


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