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Cameron Wake agrees to extension with Dolphins

Despite Cameron Wake coming off a torn Achilles, it appears the Dolphins aren't afraid to keep their star defender a little longer in South Beach.

The team announced Saturday that Wake has been extended through the 2017 season. The deal includes $10 million guaranteed and he can earn a max of $17.8 million over the next two years, a source informed of the deal told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

"We are pleased that we were able to reach an extension with Cam," Executive Vice President of Football Operations Mike Tannenbaum said in a press release. "He sets the right example both on and off the field, working his way up from an undrafted college free agent to a four-time Pro Bowl selection. We are excited how he will fit in this new defense and continue to be a key contributor."

Ever since signing with the Dolphins in 2009, Wake has been a force on the edge. The defensive end has 70 sacks in six seasons with Miami, and has been named to four Pro Bowls over that span.

Wake started seven games last season before suffering his season-ending injury. He tallied seven quarterback takedowns in 2015, including four in the first half against the Titans in October.

Now as a 34-year-old veteran and coming off a severe injury, the Dolphins are banking on Wake not slowing down for the next two seasons.

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