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Miami Dolphins sign DE Cameron Wake to extension

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Miami Dolphins DE Cameron Wake. UPI/Susan Knowles
Miami Dolphins DE Cameron Wake. UPI/Susan Knowles | License Photo

The Miami Dolphins and veteran defensive end Cameron Wake agreed to a contract extension through the 2017 season, the team announced Saturday night.

The deal replaces the season Wake had left on a five-year contract. ESPN reported it was worth $15 million with $10 guaranteed.

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Wake, a four-time Pro Bowl selection, played in just seven games last season after suffering a torn Achilles' tendon. He had seven sacks and four forced fumbles prior to the injury.

Miami posted video on Twitter showing the 34-year-old Wake signing his contract.

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"Hey, what's up Dolphins fans? It's your boy Cameron Wake here," he said in the video. "I just finished some business up. You've got me for two more years. I'm really excited about what's on the horizon for myself and the Dolphins and the whole family. I'm really excited to be a big part of this team to go out there and make sure we win a lot of games for you guys. We appreciate the support. Keep it up and we will do the same."

Wake has 70 career sacks -- second most in franchise history -- and 247 tackles in 100 games for the Dolphins. He joined the organization in 2009 after playing two seasons in the Canadian Football League.

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"We are pleased that we were able to reach an extension with Cam," executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum said in a press release. "He sets the right example both on and off the field, working his way up from an undrafted college free agent to a four-time Pro Bowl selection. We are excited how he will fit in this new defense and continue to be a key contributor."

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Wake has forced 16 fumbles during his career.

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