MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 04: Linebacker Cameron Wake #91 of the Miami Dolphins hits Quarterback Carson Plamer #3 of the Oakland Raiders at Sun Life Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Miami defeated the Raiders 34-14. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
NFL Network's Jason La Canfora is reporting via twitter that the Miami Dolphins have agreed to a 4-year contract extension with outside linebacker Cameron Wake. The deal is for $49 million, with $20 million guaranteed, and secures Wake with the Dolphins through the 2016 season.
Wake had been scheduled to earn $615,000 this season, despite being one of the top pass rushers in the league. In a season that saw Mario Williams sign a 6-year, $100 million free agent deal, Wake's contract was extremely below his performance level.
With the new deal in place, Wake should once again join Miami's offseason conditioning program. Wake skipped the first week of the program, then came back for the second week after talking to general manager Jeff Ireland and head coach Joe Philbin. He then missed the third week of the program, again sitting out because of his contract situation.
The Dolphins drafted University of Miami defensive end Olivier Vernon this year to add a second pass rush threat behind Wake. With Wake's deal in place, the focus will now turn to left tackle Jake Long, who is in the final year of his rookie contract, and is seen as as one of the two top tackles in the league.