In what could be the first step to a great addition to the roster, the Dolphins worked out CFL defensive end Cameron Wake on Thursday, Jan. 15.
Undrafted out of Penn State in 2005, Wake spent time with the Giants before signing with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League in 2007. He made an immediate impact with three sacks in his first game and eventually became one of the most dominate players in the league.
After a 16-sack rookie season in 2007, Wake posted a whopping 23 sacks during his sophomore campaign in 2008. In addition to being named CFL Most Outstanding Rookie in 2007, Wake has been named a West Division All-Star and Most Outstanding Defensive Player each of his two seasons.
The addition of Wake would be a huge add for the Dolphins, as it would give them an outstanding outside linebacker prospect in their 3-4. He would certainly be an upgrade over Matt Roth and at the very least would factor into the pass-rushing rotation from the beginning. Wake could eventually replace Joey Porter down the line.
Signing Wake will be no easy feat, as he is easily the most sought after CFL player and is being pursued by numerous NFL franchises. Hopefully, the impressiveness of the revitalized 2008 Dolphins and the clout brought by Bill Parcells will help lure Wake to Miami.
I'll keep you guys posted if anything more develops. Here are some links for more info on Wake:
Thanks to Steve for the tip.