Wake (Achilles) will play in Thursday's preseason exhibition with Atlanta, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
It was reported earlier in the week that the four-time pro bowler would be a game-time decision for Thursday's game. Ultimately, it appears Miami believes Wake is healthy enough to get some work in the preseason prior to Week 1. Although Wake is unlikely to play an extended amount of snaps, it will be nice to see how he holds up in team's dress rehearsal game.
Miami feels no logic behind rushing Wake into playing meaningless games. While it would be nice for him to get some game reps, the eight-year veteran should be just fine acclimating to the speed of the game when the regular season rolls around.
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.
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