Cameron Wake's Contract Status

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  1. Superself

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    As many know, Wake's contract is ending soon and he is scheduled to hit the open market after this season. What would you do in this situation? Do you extend him hoping for another year of ELITE production, if so, what would be a fair offer?

    Currently his cap hit is $9.6 million ranked #15 (Andre Branch is #13) as a DE. Wake has the 5th highest cap hit on the team.
     
  2. BobDole

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    Unless he falls off the cliff (doubt it), do what you gotta do and make sure he retires a fin. He's earned it.
     
  3. superphin

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    Unless something changes he is still our best pass rusher, even if he dips I can still see him being a 5-8 sack guy which is still valuable. It would be a shame to see him in another teams jersey like Jason Taylor. Lets not repeat history and resign.
     
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    I would resign him for another 2 years, the guy is still productive.
     
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    Agree. Loyalty should be rewarded
     
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    Not to mention production. The guy still delivers. I keep waiting on the youngsters to step up and him to fade into the 3rd down assassin role but it just hasn't happened.
     
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    Yea . Edit my post to read loyalty and production should be rewarded
     
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  8. BenchFiedler

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    It will depend on his production this year and next year's draft.
     
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    Thought he resigned for 2 years.
     
  10. lbmclean_nocal

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    me too but that was before the '17 season

    his leadership is worth so much but the poorly conceived deals we have with our DE's as a collective
    seem to have made this a question mark. if only we could dump Branch and give Wake mo money
     
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    Cut Branch next year and give that money to Wake.
     
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  12. Superself

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    If they dump Branch, they'll still need cap space to bring in another free agent end.
     
  13. Scrap

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    Wake is my favorite player, but they need to see how Harris plays this year (in my opinion). It’s all business. The team should do whatever is best for the team.
     
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    Unless he breaks down this year (doubtful) you extend him expecting him to play a supporting role as a 37 year old passrusher, not as an elite 28 year old passrusher.
     
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    Yea the Dolphins and Wake have a fluent relationship. This could get done today or in March . . . Or It could be on Wake at this point. He has earned the right to see this through . . . And you know what if this team underachieves and he wants to take a shot at a title in 2019 somewhere else, He deserves that and would have my fullest support.

    He’ll still be an all time great Dolphin.
     
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    I think they'r trying to figure out a more limited role this year and see how many sacks he could give us. I believe he'll continue to produce and should return another year
     
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    Wow, I'm sure I'm in the minority here but to say that "he needs to retire as a Dolphin" is something I don't really agree with. Now I'm not saying I have anything against him retiring as a Dolphin but to say he has to makes no sense to me. He's been a great player for us and has always worked hard but I believe in making the team as good as possible and if that means he's part of the team then great but if we have better options then I'd move on. Lets see what he does this year before we decided he needs to be here another year. I hate NE but they do it right. They rather get rid of a player a year too early than a year too late.

    Fact is that far better players than him didn't finish their careers with the team they started with but.........that's just my opinion.
     
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    Danny, similar thoughts. I am a huge fan of Wake, but NO ONE out runs father time. Successful franchises let a player walk a year or two too early rather than let them stay a year or two too late. Miami has been more of the latter. Loyalty is something created by the fans for the most part. Bottom line it's a business, the contract structures and free agency doesn't set up well for loyalty. Wake will go down as one of the best Dolphins players, but bottom line many great players finished careers in different uniforms. It would be best for Miami to let Wake walk after this year. JMO...
     
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    He's 36 no need to jump to any conclusion right now, let see how he play's this year.
    I'm sure if he still has something in the tank the Dolphins will be interested.

    It's not like some team is going to come and steal him
     
  20. Superself

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    I'm sure they will be interested but at what cost? Assume he gets 6 sacks this year. Do you still extend an offer? This will be a very hard decision unless Wake just continues to perform at a high level.
     
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    I don't know that's up to the team, a wild guess would be 2-3 mil as pass rush specialist

    I would think his days of making 9 mil a season are over - just as important is how many pressures, sacks are great but pressure's and what happens during the pressures is also important.
     
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    I agree. I’d root for whatever team he was on just to see him win a Super Bowl. He’s definitely in my top three favorites. Okay, I would hate if he were a Jet, but I’d excuse any others.
     
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    Since JT and Zach there hasn't been a better fin. It would be Ricky too but for obvious reasons his status on the list of our greats is a little more complicated.
     
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    It'll be obvious if he's done and he'll know. We all will. It's how he plays ... how horizontal he gets. Once he isn't able to use his bread and butter dip and rip move ... it's over. That's what makes him special and without it there isn't a Cameron Wake.

    Nor is he the kind of person who would take a dime from a team he couldn't contribute to. How many players could you say that about?
     
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    Wake is not the average 36 year old man lets not forget that. There aren't many professional athlete's who can keep up with him when it comes to his training and especially his diet! I would pay give him 2 years 15 and wouldn't be shocked if he outplayed that while still putting up 7+ sack seasons.
     
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    If a 36 year old DE racks up 10+ sacks (as he damn well can), then he gets paid like any other 20 something DE who racks up 10+ sacks.

    I haven’t seen his production suffer. He’s not 28, but he still cranks it up as though he was.
     
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    It's a bummer to watch a player of Wake's stature decline even the slightest but he's being managed properly and still can give QB's an ear ringer. We are fortunate to have had Cam Wake on our team and not be traded. I will miss him as much as Zach and Jason, I will no doubt enjoy how many more seasons he has left.
     
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    Even the Pats sorry I couldn't do it lol not if he is on the Jets or Pats
     
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    I agree on both points, but recently it does not seem to matter with this organization.
     
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    I hope Wake retires a Dolphin. He belongs in the team's Ring of Honor. Great story, great person, great football player.

    If he leaves the team, I hope he wins a ring. Most guys, I don't care what happens when they leave. In Wake's case, I would be rooting for him.
     
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    I mean, not when he’s playing us....but I probably would.... but only second to us.
     
  32. phins_4_ever

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    Wake will retire as a Dolphin. He is the most unselfish player on the team and a big team-first guy. I doubt he would ever put the gun to our heads. He is 36, still productive and he knows his options are limited out there. When his contract is up they will renegotiate to a team-player-friendly deal. His jersey will be hung in the "rafters" one day.
     
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    I may want to add:
    I really wish that he will have one playoff home game with us before he retires. He deserves to hear (before a sell-out playoff crowd):
    "Annnnnd on defense. Number Ninnnnneeeeetyyyyy One. Ca-me-roooon Waaaaaaaaaake"
     
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