The news keeps getting better for Miami Dolphin fans. Last thursday in the 2012 NFL Draft, the team selected it’s quarterback of the future in Texas A&M’s Ryan Tannehill. Today, the team locked up it’s best defensive player, agreeing to a four-year contract extension with pro bowl defensive end Cameron Wake.
The deal was reported today by NFL.com reporter Jason La Canfora, who reports that agreement, which has been a long-time coming for the former CFL product, is worth $49 million over four years, with $20 million in guaranteed money.
Ever since the Dolphins discovered Wake in the CFL and signed him to an NFL contract, he has been a dominant force on their defense. In three NFL seasons, Wake has registered 28 total sacks, highlighted by a 14-sack season in 2010 in which he was named to the Pro Bowl and second team All-Pro.
The 6’2″ 236-pound Wake will turn 31 in January and now has the opportunity to finish up his career with the Dolphins if he so chooses.