Cameron Wake Goes From CFL To Miami Dolphins
Cameron Wake has signed a contract with the Miami Dolphins. Wake spent the last two seasons with the BC Lions in the Canadian Football League, where he racked up dozens of sacks and a few awards.
Over two years, Cameron Wake had a CFL-leading 39 and 137 tackles. He also won the CFL Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2007 and 2008 and was named the 2007 CFL Rookie of the Year. The Penn State alum came to the Lions as a free agent after a brief stint with the New York Giants.
Cameron Wake played defensive end for the Lions but Dolphins president Bill Parcells believes that his skill set will be a good fit to play weak-side linebacker in a 3-4 defense.
Prior to signing with the Dolphins, the 6'3", 241-pound Wake tried out for several NFL teams including the New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills, and Indianapolis Colts. Wake ultimately decided on the Dolphins, who offered him a contract worth $4.9 million, a deal that makes Wake the highest-paid option-year player ever to leave the CFL for the NFL.