Cameron Wake’s agent refutes report about retirement
Veteran linebacker Cameron Wake will be entering his age-38 season this year. But he has every intention to keep playing.
Wake’s agent Paul Sheehy said his client is “actively engaged in conversations with teams” amid reports the former All-Pro is set to retire.
As Cam’s agent, I can tell you this is simply not true. Cameron is playing this season and we are actively engaged in conversations with teams. https://t.co/UMixWWURWI
— Paul Sheehy (@ProStarSports) March 22, 2020
The reports suggesting Wake was going to retire seemed to come from nowhere. Especially after Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported he still wanted to play in 2020.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 12, 2020
Wake played in nine games with the Tennessee Titans last season. He notched 2.5 sacks and 11 quarterback hits before being placed on injured reserve at the end of November.
The Titans indicated they were moving on from Wake when they waived him last week. They subsequently signed former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley in free agency. After spending the first 10 years of his career with the Miami Dolphins, it looks like Wake is destined to join his third team in as many seasons.
Wake used to be one of the best pass-rushing threats in the NFL. He racked up 14.5 sacks in just his second year with the Dolphins in 2010, and he had 15.0 sacks, 33 quarterback hits and three forced fumbles during that 2012 All-Pro campaign.
However, at this stage in his career, it seems Wake is more destined to be a situational pass-rusher. He did not start in any of the nine games he appeared in with the Titans. Furthermore, he does not possess the same kind of edge speed.
Still, Wake wants to play, and it seems likely he could be a veteran contributor on any number of potential Super Bowl contenders.