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Agent: Cameron Wake ‘is playing this season,’ retirement report ‘simply not true’

Jason Vinlove, USA Today Sports

On Saturday, a report emerged indicating veteran edge rusher Cameron Wake is set to retire. On Sunday, his agent debunked that rumor with an emphatic denunciation.

After seeing a Rotoworld tweet about the report, Paul Sheehy, Wake’s agent, wrote on Twitter, “As Cam’s agent, I can tell you this is simply not true. Cameron is playing this season and we are actively engaged in conversations with teams.”

Well, there you have it.

Wake, 38, has played 11 years in the NFL after starting out in the CFL. A five-time Pro Bowler, he’s put up a stunning 100.5 sacks during his illustrious career and has been one of the most consistent pass rushers in the league the past decade.

Last season, Wake only had 2.5 sacks as a member of the Tennessee Titans, so it does appear he may be slowing down as he approaches 40. However, it’s not hard to imagine he’d be a tremendous addition to a contender as a situational pass rusher in 2020.