Source: Cameron Wake wants deal
Miami Dolphins pass-rusher Cameron Wake is seeking a new contract and was not present at the start of the team's voluntary offseason workout program Tuesday, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Wake has one year and $650,00 left on his contract, but a source told Schefter that Wake doesn't plan to show up to workouts without a new deal.
Wake's holdout is just the latest snag in a long offseason for Miami.
Following the franchise's fourth straight below-.500 season, the Dolphins tried in vain to lure both quarterback Peyton Manning and high-profile coach Jeff Fisher to South Beach.
The club also hosted free-agent quarterbacks Alex Smith and Matt Flynn before they decided to sign elsewhere. The Dolphins eventually settled for veteran David Garrard to compete with incumbent Matt Moore and possibly a rookie quarterback.
Dolphins fans were so upset with the team's missteps that dozens showed up outside the team's headquarters in mid-March protesting general manager Jeff Ireland. The protests prompted team owner Stephen Ross to call some of the fans personally to assuage their doubts about the team's future.
Wake, who made the Pro Bowl in 2010 with 14 sacks, has been one of the few bright spots in Miami since the Dolphins signed him in 2009 out of the Canadian Football League, giving him $4.9 million for four years, including $1 million guaranteed.
Wake went undrafted out of Penn State and signed with the New York Giants, but he didn't make it to training camp. He amassed 39 sacks in two CFL seasons and was a two-time defensive player of the year.
The 30-year-old hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker has 122 tackles and 28 sacks in three NFL seasons.
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