Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake is coming off an Achilles tear that sidelined him just 7 games into last season. At 34-years-old, it is a major injury that could be a difficult one to come back as the same player he was before the injury, though Wake has looked explosive in the offseason training program and the first two days of training camp - albeit without pads.
We ask you, how many sacks are a reasonable estimate for Wake this year?
South Florida Sun Sentinel reporter Chris Perkins tweeted this out on Saturday morning:
Cam Wake still looks explosive on Day 2. Thinking he makes strong comeback, between 7-9 sacks in limited use.— Chris Perkins (@chrisperk) July 30, 2016
The Dolphins are likely to keep Wake’s snaps limited early in the season this year, trying to make sure he is fully recovered and that he is fresh for later in the season. That said, when Wake tallied seven sacks in seven games last year - and, honestly, it was seven sacks in three games after Wake started the season slowed bu injury in the first four games - 7-9 sacks could seem a little low. Wake does have a history of having a season in that range in -between double-digit sacks seasons, having 5.5 sacks in 2009, 14.0 in 2010, 8.5 sacks in 2011, 15.0 sacks in 2012, 8.5 sacks in 2013, 11.5 sacks in 2014, and 7.0 sacks last year. Does the injury-shortened season put him back in the double-digit category this year?
Vote in the poll and let us know where you think Wake will land this year in terms of sacks.