With the focus squarely on the defense following the Miami Dolphins' 23-20 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, there was a notable name missing on each and every play in the second half: defensive end Cameron Wake. Wake was on the sideline for much of the game, including the entire second 30-minute period, as he continues to deal with a hamstring injury that had him limited in practice all week leading up to the Week 2 contest in Jacksonville.
Head coach Joe Philbin confirmed the issue during his press conference on Monday.
The Dolphins defense has not been able to generate any pass rush this year, only tallying one sack in two games, with rookie Jordan Phillips getting to Kirk Cousins in Miami's Week 1 win over the Washington Redskins.
Wake is expected to have a huge year this year, as teams turn their focus to Ndamukong Suh on the inside of the defensive line. He has to get healthy before that can happen however. The Dolphins face the Buffalo Bills this week in Miami before heading to London to face the New York Jets in Week 4. They will then have their bye week in Week 5.