Adam Schefter is reporting that the Miami Dolphins have agreed to terms with Pro-bowl LB Cameron Wake. According to Schefter the terms of the deal are for 4 years for $49 million with $20 million guaranteed. The extension locks up Wake until the 2017 season, when he will be 34 years old.
Wake was scheduled to make around $650,000 this season, well under the market value for a pass rusher with his skill set. Wake had been the only player on the Dolphin’s roster absent from all of the teams voluntary workouts so far this off season. Some suggested his absence was to send a message to Jeff Ireland, indicating that Wake was unhappy with his previous contract.
Wake, formerly a professional player for the Canadian Football League has 122 tackles in his Miami Dolphin career. In 2010 he was selected to his first Pro Bowl. This extension probably complicates the salary cap space, ensuring the team will need to shed salary in order to sign its rookie draft class.
Signing Wake long term was a priority. He is one of the few members of the Dolphins defensive front that can disrupt the pass game recording 28 sacks in his tenure with Miami. All in all, this signing ensures Miami’s best defensive player remains on the team.
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