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Dolphins go international in talent search

This summer Bill Parcells assigned a couple of Dolphins scouts to scour the CFL for talent.

"Find me a guy that can do something special," Parcells told his scouts.

The scouts answered that mandate this week when they presented the Dolphins with one Derek Cameron Wake. Wake, 6-3 and 241 pounds, is a former Penn State linebacker. In 2005 he was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent but was eventually released in 2006.

In 2007, finding no NFL suitors, Wake signed with the British Columbia Lions. Having struggled as a tweener with the Giants, Wake was converted from a linebacker to a defensive end in BC. Wake rewarded the Lions with 16 sacks and earned the league's rookie of the year and defensive player of the year awards.

This season, Wake picked up where he left off -- in the backfield tormenting quarterbacks -- as he led the league with an eye-popping 23 sacks. And he was named most outstanding defensive player again.

This week Wake got a workout with the Dolphins because he can do something special and because his specialty happens to be a Dolphins need. The Dolphins are looking desperately for pass-rush help. Although Miami had a very respectable 40 sacks in 2008, 17.5 of those came from one player, Joey Porter. So the Dolphins are looking for another pass-rushing threat.

Although Wake cannot play defensive end in the NFL at his current 241 pounds, he can definitely help in Miami's four-man rush in nickel and dime situations. (This suggests Charlie Anderson could become expendable.) Anyway, Wake was good in his workout, according to a source. The guy is in shape -- a big plus to the Dolphins -- and apparently has a great motor.

It will be interesting to see if he is signed as a free agent.

Check out the video of Wake getting the outstanding defensive player award from 2007. It includes some of his work.

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GET DEREK CAMERON WAKE!!! He would be a great OLB to go with Joey Porter. I think we should try to resign Crowder and get Bart Scott. If we cant resign Crowder, Bart Scott could take his place if we sign him and Akin Ayodele would be the other ILB. For the CB situation resign Goodman and Bell and try to get the Safety Atogwe if you cant get Atogwe just resign Hill, and get Dunta Robinson for the other CB spot. For the D-Line get Julius Peppers. Get a WR trade Ginn and Camarillo for Anquan Boldin, keep Davone Bess he will be a great #2 or slot receiver. If you cant trade Ginn and Camarillo for Boldin just sign Antonio Bryant (if the Bucs dont resign him) and trade Ginn and Camarillo for someone else. For the O-line get Jason Brown the Center for the Ravens and sign Stacy Andrews the Tackle for the Bengals. All the people that i mentioned for the Dolphins to get are free agents except for Boldin. If the Dolphins do all this then we will be dominant go Fins 09!!!

Oh i forgot to mention for the other receiver draft harvin or knicks one of them will be available, and the other free agent CB we could get is Nnamdi Asomugha of the Raiders no doubt the greatest CB in the game today.

IF WE SIGN EVERY GREAT PLAYER IN THE GAME TODAY MAANDO OF COURSE FINS WILL BE A DOMINANT TEAM . IT IS VERY EASY FOR ANY TEAM CAN DO THAT BUTIT IS NOT HOW IT WORKS IN REAL LIFE.FIRST IT IS PROVEN IT IS NOT WISE TO SIGN BIG MONEY PLAYERS EXCEPT QB AND ONE D.L AND ONE W.R .IN TODAY ECONOMY LIMIT THAT ONLY TO 2 PLAYERS IN TOTAL .IN TUNA FOOTBALL YOU CAN HAVE A TEAM W/FULL FORCE AND FULL OF SMART SMART YUONG PLAYER FIGHTING FOR A SLOT ON TEAM.LAST COW BOYS SIGNED MANY RICH CONTRACTS LAST TWO YEARS AND THEY DID WORSE EVERY YEAR SINCE OTHER WISE WHY DID YOU HIRE TUNA.
BY.monaliza

FakeGM,
You are a J_rk off.

"Jets organization completely imploded after they lost 4 of 5 to close out the year. Things were so bad that their coach got fired and their players trashed Favre after the year.
Now is that a great year or what?"

Your best year is to watch our 33yr old throw away quarterback absolutley embarass your team in it's first playoff play off in ten years.
What a born loser.

We'll soon be kickin your As_'s and listening to those J-E-T-S chants coming out of Dolphins stadium like we do every single year soon. CAN'T WAIT !

FakeGM,
You are a J_rk off.

"Jets organization completely imploded after they lost 4 of 5 to close out the year. Things were so bad that their coach got fired and their players trashed Favre after the year.
Now is that a great year or what?"

Your best year is to watch our 33yr old throw away quarterback absolutley embarass your team in it's first playoff in ten years.

What a born loser.

We'll soon be kickin your As_'s and listening to those J-E-T-S chants coming out of Dolphins stadium like we do every single year. CAN'T WAIT !

Great post Mondo. Keep giving us this stuff, this is the fun part of the offseason. This is a great signing if we do it...late bloomer, cheap, no risk. Buddy from the Steelers, Harrison was undrafted I believe...so you never know what you might get.

Wow! Some of these posts are........well,scary. Hill and Goodman belong on the bench? Joey's sacks total is misleading? Sign Boldin and J.T.? WTF world do you people live in? THANK GOD that the TUNA is calling the shots,instead of you morons! Wake is a good example of Parcells turning over every rock,and finding his kind of football player. He's done it all year(Polite) and will continue to build a BAD A$$ franchise. So relax............sign J.T.?? Bench Goodman??.............ROFLMAO..............WOW!

Wow! Some of these posts are........well,scary. Hill and Goodman belong on the bench? Joey's sacks total is misleading? Sign Boldin and J.T.? WTF world do you people live in? THANK GOD that the TUNA is calling the shots,instead of you morons! Wake is a good example of Parcells turning over every rock,and finding his kind of football player. He's done it all year(Polite) and will continue to build a BAD A$$ franchise. So relax............sign J.T.?? Bench Goodman??..................WOW!

He looks kinda small 'n skinny like one of the guys from kid 'n play.

Seems relentless though! That's good!

And you gotta love the circa 1991 hairdo...

Cam Wake is NOW a Miami Dolphin.....YES!

NFL network reports Dolphins have signed Cameron Wake to 4yr $4.8 million deal.

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