After a long and productive 11-year career, veteran linebacker/defensive end Cameron Wake is reportedly retiring from the NFL.
Wake’s story is one of the best in the league over the past decade. The Penn State alum signed as an undrafted free agent with the New York Giants in 2005. After an brief, unsuccessful stint in the NFL, Wake then found his way to the CFL.
After putting up impressive numbers in the Canadian Football League, Wake signed with the Dolphins in 2009. He spent his first 10 seasons with Miami before joining the Tennessee Titans last season. In that time, Wake earned five Pro Bowl trips, all coming with the Dolphins.
If Wake does indeed go through with his reported retirement, he’ll have finished his NFL career with 100.5 sacks.
WEEI’s Courtney Fallon first reported news of Wake stepping away.
— Courtney Fallon (@CourtneyFallon_) March 22, 2020
Wake wasn’t too productive for the Titans throughout the 2019 season. The veteran defensive end played in nine games for Tennessee, racking up four tackles, 2.5 sacks and two tackles for loss.
The Titans opted to waive the 38-year-old just a week ago, two years ahead of the expiration of a three-year contract. Wake’s late-season injury issues last year might’ve played a role in his earlier than expected release.