Dolphins sign linebacker Cameron Wake to contract extension
Miami, FL, United States (AHN Sports) – The Miami Dolphins have locked up linebacker Cameron Wake as the sides agreed on a $49 million contract extension that will run through the 2016 season.
The deal includes $20 million in guaranteed money.
Wake had one year left on his contract and was scheduled to make $650,000. He wanted a new deal, causing him to miss the team’s voluntary workouts last month.
“We are pleased that we were able to reach an agreement with Cam and his agent, Paul Sheehy to extend Cam’s contract,” Miami general manager Jeff Ireland said. “Cam has been a productive player ever since he joined the Dolphins, and has been a great teammate and an outstanding citizen. His work ethic and professionalism on the field and in the locker room has made him a leader by example.
“We also appreciate all the community activities he has done. We always try to reward our own players for their contributions to the team and Cam certainly deserves that recognition. I want to thank Cam and Paul for their hard work in getting this extension done.”
Undrafted out of Penn State, Wake was a two-time defensive player of the year in the Canadian Football League before he signed with the Dolphins in 2009. He has 28 sacks and 122 tackles in three NFL seasons.