Wake (Achilles) was a participant in team drills Wednesday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. Wake had only participated in individual drills in front of the media prior to Wednesday. It was thought that Wake may not practice with the team until training camp but apparently the Achilles has healed enough that the doctors have cleared him. Those fantasy owners in IDP leagues that reward sacks heavily should not forget about Wake come draft time.
Wake (Achilles) is progressing ahead of schedule as he continues to rehab a torn Achilles he suffered last season, according to Dolphins' Executive Vice President Mike Tannenbaum, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. Tannenbaum said in an interview on Friday, "He's (Wake) really exceeded expectations, in terms of where he is and where our doctors thought he would be when he got hurt." Once healthy, the 34-year-old Wake will compete with new additions Mario Williams, Andre Branch, and Jason Jones for playing time, as he is expected to have a smaller role in 2016 compared to past seasons.
Wake (Achilles) signed a two-year extension with Miami on Saturday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. Wake is 34 years old and coming off an Achilles tear so the fact that he is getting $10 million fully guaranteed is a little bit of a surprise. This shows the confidence that Miami has in Wake that he will not only be 100% healthy for the 2016 season but also his usual disruptive self in the backfield.
Wake (Achilles) ran sprints with no noticeable limp at voluntary minicamp on Tuesday, Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. Wake also took part in a sack drill that required hand and hip movement. He presumably isn't ready to make hard cuts, but it does seem he's on/ahead of schedule in his recovery from the torn Achilles he suffered in late October. The 34-year-old defensive end is believed to be seeking an extension as he enters the final year of his contract, and the Dolphins presumably hope to reduce his $9.8 million cap hit for 2016. If not for the major injury, it would actually be a very reasonable price tag for a player that had seven sacks and four forced fumbles in seven games last season.
Wake (Achilles) and the Dolphins are far apart on a new contract, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. Wake is 34 years of age and coming off of a torn Achilles so the team wants to reduce his $8.275 million salary and $9.8 million cap hit for 2016. Wake and the Dolphins want to continue their marriage but the Dolphins may decide to move on if he refuses to take an kind of pay cut.
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