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Cameron Wake signs extension, Dolphins on a roll

More positive news for the Dolphins: They will not have an ugly or contentious contract holdout from Cameron Wake this summer.

Wake has signed a four-year contract extension with the Dolphins that will pay him $20 million in guaranteed money, according to an NFL source. The amount of the extension is unclear although ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting it is worth $49 million. Schefter was the first to report the extension. The Dolphins have released a statement confirming it.

“We are pleased that we were able to reach an agreement with Cam and his agent, Paul Sheehy to extend Cam’s contract,” said Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland. “Cam has been a productive player ever since he joined the Dolphins, and has been a great teammate and an outstanding citizen. His work ethic and professionalism on the field and in the locker room has made him a leader by example. We also appreciate all the community activities he has done. We always try to reward our own players for their contributions to the team and Cam certainly deserves that recognition. I want to thank Cam and Paul for their hard work in getting this extension done.”

The true amount of the extension will be determined when the actual contract is signed and available for inspection.

Postive news has been a trend for the Dolphins of late, as I write in my column in today's Miami Herald. I make the point in the column that after a very, very, very rough patch in March, the club has climbed out of the mire and is getting some positive reviews from fans, the media, and others around the NFL.

The draft had a lot to do with this and, more importantly, the drafting of Ryan Tannehill.

I know a lot of you are going to ask where exactly the Dolphins are getting all this cap space for Wake. Well, the majority of the space being used is not in 2012 but in 2013 and beyond. I assume the deal has a big bonus payable this year that will be prorated over the life of the deal through 2016. That will serve in bringing Wake's pay this year, originally scheduled at $615,000, up to his current performance levels while only a prorated portion of it counts toward this year's cap.

Obviously, the Dolphins must sign their draft picks and have work to do in getting an extension with Jake Long as well but this deal should not preclude them from doing that

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I believe Tomlin and Payton had no experience either and won super bowls within 3 yrs

Just dont understand some of you freaking socalled dolfans. Come draft April, recently nearly every year we need nearly every crucial position, then you whine because we cant properly address everything in a single draft.

Were you paying attention? We couldnt address "Pass Rush" until middraft at earliest. Now some of you nitwits are b-tching about Wake's new contract, which is kibbles and bits compared to what most top 5 pass rushers are making. Guess you rather go into 2013's draft needing to spend our 1st rd pick for a Primary pass rusher.

As far as spending future money now, "All Nfl Teams Do It Every Year". Want to know why? Amost every under performing vets with medium-large to larger contracts are cut before season start so it doesnt count against that year's cap.

Geesh, this stuff happens every year, yet some of you are totally cluieless, and make yourselves look like total idiots with your assinine posts here. If you dont know, make yourself at least look smart, and stfu. LOL

I believe Tomlin and Payton had no experience either and won super bowls within 3 yrs
Posted by: Craig cap | May 06, 2012 at 02:50 PM


Oh it can happen. There are exceptions. Just highly unlikely.

Ron Son - I understand your take on the situation.
I think it is more important to concentrate on the organization as a whole.
Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and New England have all thrived through coaching changes (New England through a thorough gutting of its coordinators).
We really need to change our approach from a "Head Coach" centered philosophy to a "Quality Organization" philosophy ala Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and New England.


Just glad "Rick" is not running this organization!!! He's obviously a hater lol good job Mando!!!

Well if Fisher didn't win one after 17 yrs, I don't see him winning any in the future

100% true Tim..... All great teams start with great front offices

If this year winds up being disastrous, I would love Ross to throw a boatload of money at Polian to run this organization.

Never was on the Fisher bandwagon. He became a default best available when Cowher bowed out. Fisher is a force his will on players type of coach. Not too many millionaire grown men take to kindly to that if that hc doesnt have a sb win on his resume.

Fisher went to 1 sb and lost. So he still doesnt have any confidence from anyone he can achieve that. Losing Fisher may have been a blessing. Philbin maybe just the type of hc players will better relate and respond too.

Philbin may just be Cam Cameron 2.0

Ireland proved this year he may be a better gm than given credit for. The proof in the pudding is every player drafted fits a wco mold. That proves he listens to his hc. That's all you can ask for from a gm.

When the gm does that, the failure's on the hc and his staff. For he was given exactly what he asked for. Which now makes me believe Ireland was giving Sparano what he asked for and Sparano failed. Exactly why Ross canned Sparano and kept Ireland. Ross was privy to this information. Ireland bashers werent.

That too includes me because I was once on the Ireland bashing bandwagon too.

Craig cap,

Throw a boat load of money at Bill Polian? You wouldnt be referring to the same Bill Polian who was in virtual semi retirement in Indy while his inexperienced son ran things right?

I just dont understand where you guys come up with some of things you let come out of your crab cake crushers.

Ron Son,

The Dolphins werent about to get Fisher. No one with a choice joins the lowly Dolphins. LOL

Ahhhh 6 TIME executive of the year winner, And u look at the one down year they had????

How many hall of fame caliber players has he drafted

Manning
Harrison
Wayne
James
Freeney

Just to name a few.......and drafted not signed FA

He is a hall of fame GM, so u need to check yourself.

Before you wreck yourself.

The last time I heard so many good things about a Dolphin QB I was playing Spiderdroid on my Atari 2600, my neighbor had one of those annoying "Baby on Board" signs, could not figure out Rubik's Cube, and hurt my leg playing Hacky Sack.

Ron Son - Fisher is 0.542 lifetime.
That doesn't make me jump up and down with excitement.
Posted by: Tim in Tampa | May 06, 2012 at 02:43 PM

.542 is a darn good record. Bleacher Report has Fisher as ome of the top 50 coaches in history. Philbin?? Not so much. LOL

Duct, read Armando's response: he is not calling anyone a "hater"..just saying he is not one. Labeling does not add anything to this conversation.

Yesterday, there have been many coaches or staff that when feeling job insecurity have made decisions to help results today at the expense of tomorrow. Ireland has job insecurity. I for one, do not want decisions that help today and hurt tomorrow....and we have have this experience before. Wake is not an aging mediocre player whose contract is being restructured. Before you tell someone to STFU like you did with me, try it face-to-face and not hiding behind the anonymity of a pseudonym on a fan page....100 bucks you do not regularly do this in real life ...which makes you a coward.

RON "JET" SON:

Cant wait to see your precious JETS under Sparano "Wild Teabowl Cat".

Please don't confuse so called fan "Rick" with Dolfan Rick. Just sayin.

Wake is one of best players we have and the only legitimate pass rusher.

We should should get him to play for free or cut him.lol

Good grief peple. You get lucky on some (see Solia's contact). Sometimes you have to overpay (see Dansby's contract). Wake's looks pretty fair to me. He is a top pass rusher in this league and hasn't made much up to now, as top players go in this league.

I agree with Armando. We've had quite a few positives
lately. Keep em coming. We've got a long ways to go.


.542 is a darn good record. Bleacher Report has Fisher as ome of the top 50 coaches in history. Philbin?? Not so much. LOL

Posted by: MJ | May 06, 2012 at 03:34 PM

Hate to bust the great bubble you got going there space cadet, but "top 50 hc", only means Fisher isnt a "top 45 hc".

The length's some posters will go to supporting thier fairy tales are ubf-cking-believable. LOL

No. Yes.

Wake basically got a 5yr deal(2012-16), at $20 million guaranteed, that's only $4 million a year. That's actually far underpaid for a top 5 pass rusher, not including, we've paid him right at $1 million dollars combined for the last 2yrs.

Are any of you genius-geriatric bright minds saying its a bad contract ready to "WAKE" up yet? LOL

Ahhhh 6 TIME executive of the year winner, And u look at the one down year they had????
How many hall of fame caliber players has he drafted
Manning
Harrison
Wayne
James
Freeney
Just to name a few.......and drafted not signed FA
He is a hall of fame GM, so u need to check yourself.
Posted by: Craig cap | May 06, 2012 at 03:16 PM


Craig, Yesterday's Gone is as clueless as they come. LOL


Simply unbelievable, guys here want to draft a superstar pass rusher but dont want to pay the one we already have(WAKE). Earth to the dumb dolfans, great pass rushers dont come cheap. Actually Wake did.

See DeMarcus Ware:

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Three-time Pro Bowl linebacker DeMarcus Ware and the Dallas Cowboys have finally agreed on a contract extension, a $78 million, six-year deal through the 2015 season that guarantees him $40 million.

So as you can see, Ware's base(guaranteed money) comes to $40 million over 6yrs($6.7 million a yr.)

Wake's base(guaranteed money) comes to $20 million over 5yrs($4 million a yr).

Plus Dallas didnt get Ware for only a combined $1 million dollars his 1st 2 nfl season like we did Wake. I guess it absolutely kills some of you to actually do some research before chomping out pure stupidity with your crab cake chompers. LOL

Here's What I Do Now Fully Understand: Why Dolfans Are Considered Nfl's Worst

1. Many are adults who thinka and act like 11yr olds.

2. Many really are 11yr olds.

@ 4:07 PM,

Now that's how you get rid of non knowing what theyre talking about dumb dolfans. Present facts! LOL

542 is a darn good record. Bleacher Report has Fisher as ome of the top 50 coaches in history. Philbin?? Not so much. LOL

Posted by: MJ | May 06, 2012 at 03:34 PM

Say that's close to my overall winning percentage of .475 LOL.

Oh brother......

Hopefully it is a contract where the majority of the money comes in the last year. 4 years 49 Mil seems like A LOT for Wake. Not saying I'm not happy he's staying with Miami, but $12.25 million average a year for Wake is too much.

I personally would have taken care of Jake Long first.

"Postive news has been a trend for the Dolphins of late, as I write in my column in today's Miami Herald. I make the point in the column that after a very, very, very rough patch in March, the club has climbed out of the mire and is getting some positive reviews from fans, the media, and others around the NFL."

Mando,

Very well said. The Dolphins had to re-up on Wake & send a message that if you produce you will be rewarded. Wake was clearly due a raise but I must admit I'm surprised that we went that high. That's some serious cheese for anyone & I hope he raises his game to another level this year.

As for the draft--I like what we did & if this kid Olivier can make an immediate impact our defense is going to be very formidable. I like the signing of Marshall & I believe he will an upgrade to Smith. My only real concern on defense (other than injuries) is at FS.

On offense my main area of concern (other than injuries) is at RG & WR. Without a legitimate Number 1 or Number 2 WR we just lack the firepower to score points quickly. We increased our depth at TE & RB which is great but w/o a RG & w/o playmakers at WR I think our best case scenario is 9 wins.

Philbin may just be Cam Cameron 2.0

Posted by: MJ | May 06, 2012 at 02:59 PM

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The Dolphins werent about to get Fisher. No one with a choice joins the lowly Dolphins. LOL

Posted by: MJ | May 06, 2012 at 03:13 PM

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Philbin?? Not so much. LOL

Posted by: MJ | May 06, 2012 at 03:34 PM

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This is one stupid m0th3r fu[k3r.
Obviously a Jets fan troll.

ARMANDO POSTS >>> Postive news has been a trend for the Dolphins of late, as I write in my column in today's Miami Herald. I make the point in the column that after a very, very, very rough patch in March, the club has climbed out of the mire and is getting some positive reviews from fans, the media, and others around the NFL.

Umm...Been there done THAT many, MANY... M-A-N-Y times. Not impressed and not long ago I recall the fans, media and "some" others around the NFL had those SAME butterfly, lovie dovie feelings when the last few Head Coaches (Sabin, Cam, Soprano)and Tuna and his SCOUT Ireland arrived and hum, let me see, (scratching head), we are STILL rebuilding and waiting for the dust to clear from when Sabin and Parcells left town as fast as possible.

Not trying to come off as negative but I sure as hell ain't thinking that we came out of this draft positive, no way no how. The outcome of this draft is just like all the other Ireland picks, NO play makers and all Acorns and Value.

Have a nice day all.

congrats to wake. No go sack Brady, and sanchize!!.
He was doubled team the whole year last year or was being held. If we get a good pass rush up the front and the other side wakt could easiliy get 10 sacks next year

Worth every penny.Well done Jeff Ireland....did I really say that out loud????????

Wake basically got a 5yr deal(2012-16), at $20 million guaranteed, that's only $4 million a year. That's actually far underpaid for a top 5 pass rusher, not including, we've paid him right at $1 million dollars combined for the last 2yrs.

Are any of you genius-geriatric bright minds saying its a bad contract ready to "WAKE" up yet? LOL

YG,

That's actually a good point. I didn't think it was a "bad contract" but I looked at the $49 Million over 4 years (not too high for a top passrusher but still a lot of money) but you are correct by judging the contract in terms of the guaranteed money over 5 years.

I have ridiculed Ireland to no end for the last 4 years BUT I must say he did well by keeping Soliai here w/o breaking the bank & he did well by locking up a player that was IMO the most underpaid player in the NFL. After the drama surrounding management since FA opened a holdout by Wake would have made Ross & Ireland look like even bigger jackasses & they knew it.

At least Wake is getting paid decent money now.
Got to keep our good players and not trade away what little real talent we have.....that means we keep Jake Long as long as he is fit enough.

Not trying to come off as negative but I sure as hell ain't thinking that we came out of this draft positive, no way no how. The outcome of this draft is just like all the other Ireland picks, NO play makers and all Acorns and Value.

NY"G",

No play makers in this draft??? Do you have a crystal ball on your desk???

I like the areas of needs that we addressed in this draft but by no means am I (or anyone other person on the planet) in a position to judge how these players will pan out.

I understand your negativity since it's been torture being a fan for the last ten seasons BUT come on--you have no clue how good or how bad this draft is going to be.

"I personally would have taken care of Jake Long first.'

Jon,

Long is going to make over $10 Million this year & is not a threat to hold out so I have no idea why you think we should we have taken care of him first???

Wake's salary for this season was a joke & if management didn't extend him they would have been crucified by the fans & media. In addition Wake hasn't had injury concerns that still need to be addressed by Jake this season. IMO--There is no rush to sign Jake until we see if his body can hold up.

We Have Draft Picks,

Do you have a crystal ball on your desk???

None needed. Clearly there is a distinct difference between drafting play makers and drafting all those "keep my fingers crossed" players and hope that they pan out.

When there are play makers on the board and we look the other way for Value and Acorns is exactly part of the reason why the Dolphins are and have been what we are.

The year before they passed on Dez, this season they passed on Blackmon and other top tier WR's as an example. All the while we watch as the aggressive Rex, Bills and Pats take players that are better and are developed much faster. The Fins if they choose to could do the same but choose not to.

Play makers make the entire team better. If for example we draft a stud WR like Blackmon or pick your own and Moore connects with him for 40 TD's, the entire team on "O" and "D" gets mentally better.

I give Philbin and his staff the much deserved honeymoon period to get his shot. I give Tannehill my support. I want the Fins to regain the place in the league as champions not what we are known as which is laughable and mediocre performing at best.

Thanks.

A NOTE on the Wake signing the four-year contract extension with the Dolphins that will pay him $20 million in guaranteed money, $49million.

These players get PAID ALREADY to perform. Play the game and play it at full throttle and that $20 million would have been more like $40 million.

Time and time again we pay huge contracts and get burned. Start handing out pay to perform contracts. Tell Wake if he gets 18 sacks this season he will get an additional $2 million cash. if he gets two years of 18 sacks it steps up to $5 million and a Corvette.

If he does not produce those sacks then we take back $2 million and so on. MAKE EM WORK FOR THE FANS MONEY FOR ONCE.

NYG,

Just sayin,

Only (STUPID PEOPLE) Use words like ACORN and lets not forget the word most used, ( TROLLS ). Consider yourself RETARDED when YOU use either word. And VERY Childish. Yes I said it.

DOLPHINS payroll.

2012-13 Salary - $77,113,554

2013-14 Salary $26,849,250

Cap # $91,413,571


New England Patriots Player Salaries

2012-13 Salary $58,524,157

2013-14 $43,527,294

Cap # $90,749,523

NY JETS

2012 -2013 -$80,242,500

2013 -2014 -$85,148,000

CAP# $121,546,015

Posted by: We Have Draft Picks | May 06, 2012 at 04:57 PM

The "just say no" to everything b-tchers want thier cake and eat it too.

Had Wake not been resigned as of yet, they would b-tch how awful Ireland is for not resigning him. Now that he's resigned, the b-tchfest is $49 million, $20 million guaranteed is too much money.

DeMarcus Ware make twice as much, $78 million, $40 million guaranteed. Wake is at least "half as good" as DeMarcus Ware.

Ireland now knows what it feels like to be Barak Obama. Good or bad, it's "just say no" to everything. LOL

NYG,

Like your salary cap chart, you just forgot one very important thing.

Have you noticed what the other afc east whom spend more money than the Pats have in common? They dont have Tom Brady. In the long run a great qb actually saves a team money.

Because a great qb can cover many team weaknesses, it isnt urgent for that fo to go out and spend big money in fa. They outscore people(Brady) to win and make up for those weaknesses.

And what was Shulas' record when he was hired by the colts?

Shula was already a great HC when the Dolphins hired him.

To make the entire $49 million, Wake will need to be pro bowl, all pro, and at least become defensive player of the year at least once over the next 5yrs. That's highly unlikely.

For the crybabies:

Only the $20 million guaranteed automatically counts against the salary cap over the next 5yrs. Not a penny of the other $29 million counts against the cap until Wake first earns it(incentive money).

Why do you think it's called incentive money? Hell the fo wants you to earn it. If a players earns it that usually means the team's in a much better position to win games.

Some of you idiots just dont realize when you criticise the incentive money, youre actually saying you dont want the team to win. I knew some of you jackasses were jet troll fans.

Jimmy was already a great HC when the Dolphins hired him.

How are people happy with the tannehill pick? Until he wins them the division and playoff games and actually wins a super bowl it was a bad pick. Just like henne.

Yadda...yadda...yadda...

Complain....complain....complain...

I know more than you do!
No you don't!
I'm smarter than everyone else!
No, you aren't!
Let me stroke my ego!
Stroke this!
(add Troll-like perverted statement here)
An actual football post.
An actual Miami Dolphin Football post.
Personal attack.
Rebuttal to personal attack.
Post using someone else's name.
Post using fake name.
Continue from the beginning and repeat!


That's what this blog has become!
Sad, but true...

Henne was more prepared for the NFL then Tannehill is.

NYG,

Also, I can nearly guarantee you, right now the heavy duty money of the Pats salary cap is tied up in Wilfork, Brady, and that oline. Money has to be tied up in the oline because no matter how great the qb he cant throw lying on his back.

This why the Pats have spent so much more less. Oh, and Welker was resigned to big bucks too.


Henne was more prepared for the NFL then Tannehill is.

Posted by: Rick | May 06, 2012 at 06:06 PM

Really? That's news to me, I thought Henne was more preparted for the Arena League.

Tracy,

the blog is as bad as the team.

Henne played for a far better Michigan offense. That offense probably sent at least 7-8 guys to the nfl. At least 3 wr's from that team made the nfl.

Tannehill's best wr was invited to camp on a tryout basis, not even a ufa. Its far off base to try and compare Henne and Tannehill's college careers.

Comparing what Haenne had around him at Michigan and Tannehill at Texas A&M, you may as well be trying to compare sugar to sh-t, and Henne still looked like sh-t! LOL

Cry baby cry,
Wipe beneath your eye
Maybe you cry long and hard enough
The rest of us will die!

LOL..........

YG,

I concur on the Cap. On these contracts I feel that players need to earn their worth consistently, not occasionally. I'm not happy with how Wake begun the Home opener last season against the Pats. He was tossed around like a rag doll by a rookie all day and like most of the team, dehydrated and cramping.

The Team that plays and conditions in South Fla looked like a practice squad at best and the well conditioned and coached Pats came into our house in our heat and humidity and kicked our butts.

My point on bringing back the home opener game and Wake is that if your going to want to make the money you need to perform ALL THE TIME, not when a player decides he should step it up.

It doesn't take a trainer or coach to motivate a player that he needs to be ready to play, especially when said player fully knows the location and conditions.

Champions prepare, practice, execute and perform for every game. When Wake can do that and i have a high degree of hope that he can, the Dolphins will be much better off. Same goes for the rest of the team, play like your the defending Champions and forget about the contracts and paycheck deposits. That will all come and each one will get what they deserve.

I was reading that Philbin plans to use Lamar Miller, at least in the beginning primarily on kickoffs. With his great vision and speed that's perfect spot for Lamar. I continue to be very impressed by Philbin's evaluation of Players and the position that suits them best.

But if Wake and YG were the only 2 Players last year that played all out for the longest time!! There is definitely some faulty Logic in these Dolphins Blogs.

Marlins 6 in a row baby

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