The Dolphins announced that they have signed DE Cameron Wake to a contract extension through the 2018 season.
We have signed Cameron Wake to a contract extension through the 2018 season! pic.twitter.com/cymgdsAkSq
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) February 18, 2017
Ian Rapoport notes that Wake’s deal is essentially a one-year extension that guarantees his $7 million salary for 2017, while also adding more money to the deal.
With the available space, the Dolphins apparently felt compelled to give Wake a raise heading into the 2017 season. It is worth mentioning that Sirius XM NFL Radio reported back in November that the Cowboys had an interest in Wake’s services.
Wake, 35, completed the first year of a three-year, $23.4 million contract and was set to make base salaries of $7 million and $7.87 million over the next two years of the deal.
In 2016, Wake appeared in 16 games for the Dolphins and recorded 29 total tackles, 11.5 sacks, one interception, two pass defenses, and five forced fumbles. Pro Football Focus rated him as the No. 10 overall edge rusher out of 109 qualifying players.