Dolphins Rumored to Discuss New Contract for Cameron Wake

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistApril 1, 2018

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 19:  Cameron Wake #91 of the Miami Dolphins looks on before a NFL game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Hard Rock Stadium on November 19, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/ Getty Images)
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Defensive end Cameron Wake has been with the Miami Dolphins since his career began in the 2009 season, and the team is reportedly interested in extending that streak.

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins have held internal discussions regarding extending Wake's contract into the 2019 campaign.

According to Spotrac, the Penn State product is set to become an unrestricted free agent following the 2018 season.

While the Dolphins have made the playoffs just once during Wake's career, he has been a steady source of consistency along the defensive front. He is a five-time Pro Bowler and has played at least 14 games every year except one since he entered the league.

Even when he played just seven games in 2015, though, Wake was a formidable pass-rusher with seven sacks. He has 92 in his career with at least 5.5 every season and five campaigns of double-digit sack totals on his resume.

Wake is 36 years old but still managed 11.5 sacks in 2016 and 10.5 sacks in 2017 as one of the anchors of Miami's defense.

It is no wonder, given Wake's production, why the Dolphins are looking to extend him even at this point of his career, especially after they lost a pass-rushing presence this offseason when they cut Ndamukong Suh.

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His long-term contract status is still up in the air, but Wake will look to lead a defensive turnaround for the Dolphins in 2018 after they finished a mere 26th in the league in sacks in 2017.

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