Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed - 5/6/12

Cameron Wake received a contract extension through 2016.

Here are the Miami Dolphins news stories you may have missed over the last 24 hours:

DOLPHINS LINEBACKERS:

Cameron Wake of Miami Dolphins gets $49M extension, source say - ESPN
Cameron Wake and the Miami Dolphins reached agreement on a four-year, $49 million extension that includes $20 million guaranteed, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Sunday.

DOLPHINS OFFENSIVE LINE:

Jonathan Martin begins work as Miami Dolphins right tackle – Miami Dolphins – Sun-Sentinel
One key position battle that will continue through fall camp is at right tackle between Lydon Murtha and rookie tackle Jonathan Martin. We told you that story entering Friday’s camp.

DOLPHINS ROOKIES:

Miami Dolphins rookies Michael Egnew and Ryan Tannehill in the triple jump? – Miami Dolphins – Sun-Sentinel
I’m not big on conspiracy, but there is a growing laundry list of coincidental reunions for Miami Dolphins first-round draft pick Ryan Tannehill.

DOLPHINS 2012 SEASON:

Miami Dolphins change perceptions — for now - Armando Salguero - MiamiHerald.com
It feels different now. That dread of knowing that everything the Dolphins tried or were planning was headed toward unmitigated failure has recently faded into the background, hasn’t it? The full-throated assertions that South Florida’s most established professional team was becoming its least relevant team seem kind of silly now, don’t they?

PHINSIDER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:

Miami Dolphins Rookie Minicamp - Day 1 Report - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins opened their 2012 rookie minicamp yesterday. Here's a recap of the action.

Miami Dolphins All-Time Top 100 Players: 19. Dwight Stephenson - The Phinsider
Dwight Stephenson is regarded by many to be the best center to ever play in the NFL. He made the Pro Football Hall of Fame after playing only six NFL seasons as Miami's starting center (out of eight total).

Miami Dolphins Release Statements Remembering Junior Seau - The Phinsider
Former Miami Dolphins linebacker Junior Seau was found dead three days ago. The team, and former linebackers Zach Thomas and Jason Taylor, released statements about the future Hall of Famer.

Miami Dolphins' Third Round Pick Olivier Vernon Best Value in Draft? - The Phinsider
Is defensive end Olivier Vernon the best value in the draft? Bob McGin of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel seems to thing so.

Former Miami Dolphins Coach Tony Sparano Talks Dolphins vs. Jets Wildcat - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins used the wildcat formation to surprise the NFL in 2008. Now, in 2012, former Miami head coach Tony Sparano looks to add a new dynamic to the formation with the New York Jets and quarterback Tim Tebow.

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