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Dolphins sign Pro Bowler Cameron Wake to extension

Dec 11, 2016; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake (91) takes the field prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Vincent Frank
Written by Vincent Frank

The Miami Dolphins head into free agency coming off their first playoff appearance since the 2009 campaign. Things seem to be going extremely well for the once downtrodden franchise.

Now, as they prepare to improve off last season’s surprising performance, the Dolphins have one less thing to worry about. The team announced on Saturday that it has signed defensive end Cameron Wake to a contract extension through the 2018 season.

Wake, 35, is coming off a 2016 season that saw him record 11.5 sacks. It’s the fourth time in his career that he has recorded double-digit sacks. And apparently it earned the five-time Pro Bowler a nice raise.

Wake is currently playing under a two-year, $15 million contract.

The deal is said to be worth $19 million over two seasons with $11 million guaranteed.

This move comes on the heels of Miami releasing fellow defensive linemen Mario Williams and Earl Mitchell earlier in the week.

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Vincent Frank

Vincent Frank

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