Cameron Wake Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Cameron Wake picked up two sacks in the season opener for the Dolphins against the Patriots

The Miami Dolphins received some good news on Wednesday when Cameron Wake was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

Wake played a big role in the season opening win for the Dolphins. The veteran sacked Tom Brady twice and also hit the quarterback two more times. Not to be outdone, Wake also forced a pair of fumbles and had three tackles against the New England Patriots.

This is the second time in Wake's career that he won the weekly honor with the other coming back on November 6th, 2013. In that game, Wake actually was even better as he had three sacks including one in overtime that decided the contest.

Wake's production against New England was a big reason that Miami was able to fight back from an early 17-7 deficit and go on a 23-0 run in the second half. His pressure on Brady kept the Patriots offense on their toes or off the field altogether.

This is the sixth season for Wake in Miami and he has been to the Pro Bowl three times in those years. Wake was also named the MVP of the Dolphins in 2012 and was a First Team All-Pro in that same season as well.

Wake is in the midst of a four-year extension that he signed in 2012 that is worth a reported $49 million.

The Dolphins will take on the Buffalo Bills on Sunday in their first road tilt of the season as they look to begin the year 2-0.

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