Wake (Achilles) was placed on season-ending IR on Saturday, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reports. The Dolphins will be without their best pass rusher for the remainder of the year as a result of a torn Achilles' tendon, suffered in Thursday's loss to New England. Derrick Shelby is expected to replace Wake in the starting lineup for Miami.
Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake has been diagnosed with a torn Achilles and will miss the rest of the season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Wake suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of Thursday's loss to the Patriots, and will not take the field again until 2016. This is a tough break for both the Dolphins and Wake, who had tallied his seventh sack in three games Thursday prior to exiting. With Wake sidelined, Derrick Shelby and Terrence Fede figure to see more pass-rushing opportunities for the Dolphins moving forward.
Wake was taken off the field on a cart early in the fourth quarter of Thursday's game. Wake seemed to injure his left leg. This would be a big loss for the Miami defense as Wake has come up with seven sacks in the last three games. He was hampered earlier this season by a hamstring injury but it was thought that he was completely healed following the team's bye week.
Wake recorded two more sacks as the Dolphins defeated the Texans on Sunday. That now makes six sacks in his last two games. Wake credits the bye week for allowing him to completely heal from his hamstring injury. He is now back to terrorizing opposing quarterbacks.
Wake had a huge game with four sacks as Miami beat up on Tennessee 38-10 Sunday. Wake was pretty much a one man wrecking crew as he constantly made life difficult for rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota. The sacks were his first of the season and would seem to indicate that he is completely on board with the new coaching staff.