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Dolphins extend the contract of LB Wake

The Miami Dolphins have extended the contract of linebacker Cameron Wake through the 2016 season.

Wake has spent his entire three-year career with the Dolphins after being signed by the team as a free agent in 2009.

Prior to signing with Miami, he played two years in the Canadian Football League, where he received the Defensive Player of the Year award after both seasons.

Last season, Wake had 42 tackles and 8 1/2 sacks and played in all 16 games. The best year of his career came in 2010 when he had 57 tackles and a team- high 14 sacks to earn his lone trip to the Pro Bowl.

Through 46 career games, including 31 starts, the 30-year-old has 122 tackles, 28 sacks and eight passes defended.