The Miami Dolphins and linebacker Cameron Wake will have at least four more years together after Cameron on Sunday agreed to sign a four-year contract extension worth a reported $49 million with $20 million guaranteed.
First announced by an insider close to the team the deal was later confirmed via the Dolphins official Twitter feed, under terms of the agreement Wake will play for the Miami Dolphins through the 2016 season.
While Wake hadn’t used Twitter in nearly a month he took to the social network on Sunday to hint at a possible deal, tweeting:
In an official statement general manager Jeff Ireland said:
“We are pleased that we were able to reach an agreement with Cam and his agent, Paul Sheehy to extend Cam’s contract. 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.”
The move is a big step forward for Cameron and the Dolphins after the linebacker sat out of the teams voluntary offseason workout program, unhappy with his $615,000 salary for the 2012-2013 NFL season. Cameron signed a four-year contract with the Dolphins after leaving the Canadian Football League.
During the 2010 season Wake made the Pro bowl after completing 14 sacks. In the CFL he racked up 39 sacks in two seasons and was a two-time defensive player of the year.