The Miami Dolphins and defensive end Cameron Wake have agreed to a one-year extension.
That means Wake, 34, will likely finish his career with the Dolphins but more importantly it shows the team's confidence in the player's return from a ruptured Achilles in 2015.
More details as they come in ...
This is the first contract extension under Adam Gase as the head coach of the team.
And I'm told the deal has "real guaranteed money," suggesting this was not just a way to lower Wake's salary cap number this year while also setting him up for getting cut next year.
[Update: The deal includes $10 million fully guaranteed.]
The Dolphins tried to address Wake's contract in February. It failed.
It seemed at the time the team was intent on lowering his $9.8 million salary cap this year without making a long term commitment (read guaranteed money) in the future.
But I reported in March the Dolphins would take another run at getting a deal done. This deal will both lower Wake's cap number this year -- to a number not currently available until the contract is available for public inspection -- and also giving Wake a sense he is valued by the organization this year and beyond.
"We are pleased that we were able to reach an extension with Cam,” said Executive Vice President of Football Operations Mike Tannenbaum. “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.”
Wake had seven sacks in seven games in 2015 before he suffered his season-ending injury in October at New England.