The Miami Dolphins have put their line in the water the past few offseasons, attempting to reel in some of the NFL's bigger fish, but have come up empty.

In 2011 owner Steve Ross pursued Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh, who opted to stay on the west coast and take the San Francisco 49ers job.

In the 2012 offseason the Dolphins were bridesmaids in their pursuit of coach Jeff Fisher, who picked the Rams, and quarterbacks Peyton Manning (Broncos) and Matt Flynn (Seattle).

This offseason sources say Steelers receiver Mike Wallace is Miami's top target, but unlike past years with previous targets, they expect money to be the determining factor, which should equal the playing field for the Dolphins.

After re-signing Brian Hartline and Matt Moore on Friday the Dolphins have roughly $31 million in cap space to use on free agents and draftees, and Ross' team is reportedly one of a half dozen suitors expressing interest in signing Wallace, a stretch the field receiver who has scored 32 touchdowns in his five-seasons.