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 the Achilles has apparently healed enough for team doctors to clear 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 is 34 years old and coming off an Achilles tear, so the fact that he's 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 percent healthy for the 2016 season but also his usual disruptive self in the backfield.
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
Wake is 34 and coming off a torn Achilles, so the team wants to reduce his $8.3 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 any kind of pay cut.
|P1||8/12/16||@ NYG||7:00 pm|
|P2||8/19/16||@ DAL||8:00 pm|
|1||9/11/16||@ SEA||4:05 pm|
|2||9/18/16||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|4||9/29/16||@ CIN||8:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|10||11/13/16||@ SD||4:05 pm|
|11||11/20/16||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/16||@ NYJ||8:25 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
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