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Cameron Wake | Defensive Lineman | #91

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (34) / 1/30/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 270
College: Penn State
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Dolphins EVP Mike Tannenbaum said DE Cameron Wake (Achilles') has "exceeded expectations" in his recovery.
Wake's recovery is going well enough the Dolphins felt comfortable giving him a two-year, $15 million extension this month. Wake will transition into more of a situational role at age 34, but his healthy return will still be a big boost. May 21 - 10:38 AM

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Dolphins signed DE Cameron Wake to a two-year, $15 million extension.

Wake was set to make $8.4 million in the final year of his contract. His new deal comes with $10 million guaranteed, but reduces Wake's 2016 cap charge. Extending Wake suggests Miami is confident he'll make a full recovery from his torn Achilles' tendon. 34-year-old Wake is now signed through 2017.
May 7 - 7:54 PM

Dolphins DC Vance Joseph said he thinks DE Cameron Wake (Achilles') will be ready Week 1.

With a return for the start of training camp in the realm of possibilities, it would be an upset if Wake is not ready for Week 1. The real question is how effective he'll be coming off an Achilles' rupture at age 34. Once a full-time starter, Wake will transition into a situational role this season.
May 7 - 1:26 PM

Dolphins DE Cameron Wake (Achilles') was on the field for the start of the voluntary minicamp Tuesday.

It is unlikely he did much more than stretching just six months removed from an Achilles' rupture, but his presence on the field is a great sign. It is possible the 34-year-old will be ready for training camp. The Dolphins say that's their goal. Wake is expected to shift from full-time starter to situational rusher this season.
Apr 26 - 12:19 PM

The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports the Dolphins are still interested in restructuring DE Cameron Wake's deal.

The 34-year-old is set to make $8.4 million and count $9.8 million against the cap in the final year of his deal. Coming off an Achilles' injury, the Dolphins reportedly do not view Wake as a full-time player anymore, and that is a lot of cap space to devote to a situational rusher. An extension which lowers Wake's 2016 salary while giving him some guarantees down the road still makes the most sense for both sides.
Apr 5 - 9:06 AM

According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins don't consider DE Cameron Wake a full-time player anymore.

The Dolphins are moving forward with Andre Branch as the starter at left end, at least until Wake returns to full strength after missing most of last year with a torn Achilles. Wake usually logs 40-50 snaps a game but Salguero sees him playing about half of that now. The Dolphins aren't thrilled to be paying Wake starter's money, but they have no plans to move him and probably wouldn't have much luck if they tried.
Mar 18 - 2:40 PM's Ian Rapoport reports the Dolphins are planning to keep DE Cameron Wake despite Tuesday's signing of Mario Williams.

We'll see. At best, Wake's odds of remaining in South Beach are probably no better than 50-50. Perhaps the Dolphins are waiting to decide his fate until they know the status of transition player Olivier Vernon, but a 34-year-old Wake won't be making $8.275 million as he returns from a torn Achilles' tendon. His release still seems likely.
Mar 8 - 6:03 PM

The Dolphins have not threatened to cut LE Cameron Wake despite his $9.8 million cap hit for 2016.

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Wake is still in the team's plans and the organization hopes he'll retire as a Dolphin. While extension talks have reportedly "not gone well," it doesn't sound like Wake's roster spot is in jeopardy. Wake lost more than half his 2015 season to a torn Achilles.
Mar 6 - 10:53 AM

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins' extension talks with contract-year LE Cameron Wake have "not gone well."

Per reporter Armando Salguero, the sides talked at the Combine but were "way, way far apart even conceptually of what was about to happen." Going on 34 and recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon, Wake is currently set to count $9.8 million against the salary cap. Salguero believes the Dolphins may simply end up "(living) with the fact Wake will play out the final year of his contract." His release is a possibility if he won't play ball on an extension/restructure.
Mar 1 - 1:39 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Dolphins are working on an extension with DE Cameron Wake (Achilles').

Wake is set to count $9.8 million against the cap in the final year of his deal. That number is too high for a 34-year-old coming off an Achilles' injury, but the Dolphins also do not want to part ways with a productive pass rusher. Extending Wake would lower his cap number this season and give him some security moving forward. The move could also help free up enough money to place the franchise tag on fellow DE Olivier Vernon.
Feb 18 - 8:44 AM

Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald said it's "more likely" the Dolphins will bring LE Cameron Wake back at a reduced salary.

The Dolphins would save $8.4 million by cutting him outright, but Beasley thinks bringing Wake back at a reduced rate is more likely. Miami could apply a similar strategy with LCB Brent Grimes, who counts $9.5 million against the cap. Wake is still recovering from a torn Achilles' he suffered in Week 7.
Feb 12 - 1:38 PM

Dolphins placed LE Cameron Wake on injured reserve with a torn Achilles', ending his season.

Wake had seven sacks and was PFF’s No. 2 pass rusher before going down in Week 8. Due $9.8 million in 2016, he isn’t a lock to return for the final year of his deal. Miami signed OL Ulrick John in a corresponding move.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 05:35:00 PM

Dolphins LE Cameron Wake will miss the rest of the season with a torn Achilles'.

He'll be placed on season-ending injured reserve. It's a brutal loss for the Dolphins in a game they got stomped 36-7 by the Patriots. Wake was far-and-away Pro Football Focus' top-rated 4-3 end in the two weeks since Miami canned coach Joe Philbin, allowing the defense to play more aggressively. In those two games, Wake notched 12 combined sacks, hits, and hurries, and took home Defensive Player of the Week honors Week 6. Derrick Shelby will slide in as the starter opposite RE Olivier Vernon. Scheduled to count $9.8 million against the cap in the final year of his deal next season, the Dolphins can save $8.4 million by releasing the then-34-year-old. It's a likely move.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 09:43:00 AM

The Dolphins believe LE Cameron Wake has a torn left Achilles' tendon.

He'll undergo a Friday MRI to confirm. The injury robs the Dolphins of their best pass rusher, and ups the pressure on RE Olivier Vernon. With Dion Jordan suspended for 2015, Derrick Shelby and Terrence Fede's snaps will increase. Wake had been a force thus far this season. He's an irreplaceable loss.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 12:50:00 AM

Dolphins LE Cameron Wake's left leg injury is to his Achilles' tendon.

It's the worst possible news. It's quite likely Wake has a ruptured Achilles', and is done for the season. Wake has remained a pass rushing force during his age-33 campaign, getting to the quarterback seven times in seven games. His loss would be felt at every level of the Dolphins' defense.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 11:02:00 PM

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