Posted: 4/10/2012 1:46 PM
Miami Dolphins pass-rusher Cameron Wake is seeking a new contract and was not present at the start of the team's voluntary offseason workout program Tuesday, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Wake has one year and $650,00 left on his contract, but a source told Schefter that Wake doesn't plan to show up to workouts without a new deal.
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Wake's holdout is just the latest snag in a long offseason for Miami.
Following the franchise's fourth straight below-.500 season, the Dolphins tried in vain to lure both quarterback Peyton Manning and high-profile coach Jeff Fisher to South Beach over the winter. The club also hosted free agent quarterbacks Alex Smith and Matt Flynn before they decided to sign elsewhere. The Dolphins eventually settled for veteran David Garrard to compete with incumbent Matt Moore and possibly a rookie quarterback.
Dolphin fans were so upset with the team's missteps that dozens showed up outside the team's headquarters in mid-March protesting general manager Jeff Ireland. The protests prompted team owner Stephen Ross to call some of the fans personally to assuage their doubts about the team's future.
Wake, who made the Pro Bowl in 2010 with 14 sacks, has been one of the few bright spots in Miami since the Dolphins signed him in 2009 out of the Canadian Football League, giving him $4.9 million over four years including $1 million guaranteed.
Wake went undrafted out of Penn State and signed with the New York Giants but didn't make it to training camp. He amassed 39 sacks over two CFL seasons and was a two-time defensive player of the year.
The 30-year-old hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker has 122 tackles and 28 sacks in three NFL seasons.
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clspnd wrote: Trade him away i'm sure we can get a 1st and maybe a 4th for him.
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MiaPhin wrote: I f we are in "rebuilding mode" i say trade him... we honestly cant afford anyone if we give him a deal.
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I don't know why. i don't know how. i just know we don't have any money to spend. Blame it on Parcells, Sparano, Ross, Gloria Esefan but don't blame it on Ireland because why? This POS is just as responsible for this financial debacle as all the dearly departed are, but he's still.. here. The team nickname should be changed from the Miami Dolphins to the Miami Minimum Wagers.
It's just ridiculous. And we're gonna solve all this with ireland handlihg the draft. Huh? I can't wait until he makes one of his trademark "leaps" and trades our 4th and 5th rounder to move up late in the 3rd and steal someone!
Stop worrying about Wake. Just fantasize how thrilling it will be when we select Tannehill @ 8 and thinking about his potential as he carries a clipboard for 2 to 3 years and develops. That should be good enough for all of us.
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dougb123 wrote: I would be surprised if they could get a 1st because he is 31, Dolphins are in the driver’s seat it will interesting to see what does happen.. There are about 5 starters becoming free agents next year, Jake Long is the biggest and will require a hefty sum, but with Mario Williams now playing for Buffalo I would imagine they pay...
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birdmond wrote: dougb123 wrote: I would be surprised if they could get a 1st because he is 31, Dolphins are in the driver’s seat it will interesting to see what does happen.. There are about 5 starters becoming free agents next year, Jake Long is the biggest and will require a hefty sum, but with Mario Williams now playing for Buffalo I would imagine they pay...If Jake Long can't stay healthy there's no way they can justify giving him a long term deal. He's way too young to always have some kind of health issue. If he stays healthy for 16 games and plays at a Pro Bowl level then I say lock him up. If he get hurt yet again, we got a problem IMO.
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