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Cameron Wake out for season with torn Achilles

The Miami Dolphins played much better after firing Joe Philbin in large part because defensive end Cameron Wake was healthier. He was the most dominant defensive player in the league in Weeks 6-7 after not making any impact in September.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday morning that Wake tore his Achilles during the Dolphins' 36-7 loss to the New England Patriots and is out for the remainder of the season, per a source informed of the situation.

The team confirmed the MRI results Friday afternoon and officially put Wake on season-ending injured reserve on Saturday.

Wake had to be carted to the locker room after suffering an Achilles injury late in the third quarter and he did not return. He had two tackles, a sack, and a tackle for loss before leaving the game. After the game, interim coach Dan Campbell said he didn't know the severity of the injury.

Wake was on crutches with no shoe on his left foot after the game, according to multiple reports.

The Dolphins also lost tackle Ja'Wuan James to a toe injury in the first half.

Losing Wake for the rest of the season is devastating for the defense. He's been one of the best five pass rushers in the league over the last five years. After all of the optimism that interim coach Dan Campbell brought over the last two weeks, the Dolphins had a humbling night against the Patriots. Wake's injury is bigger than any loss in the standings.

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