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Stay, go or restructure: DE Cameron Wake

The Miami Dolphins finished 6-10 this season and have a lot of key decisions to make in an effort to improve in 2016. Hiring new head coach Adam Gase and promoting a new general manager in Chris Grier provides a fresh set of eyes on a highly paid roster that underachieved last year and must cut salary.

With that said, ESPN.com’s Dolphins page created a new series called “Stay, go or restructure.”

First up is a major decision Miami must make this offseason with a former Pro Bowler:

Stay, go or restructure: DE Cameron Wake

Experience: Seven seasons

2015 stats: Nine tackles, seven sacks

2016 salary/cap charge: $8.4 million/$9.8 million

Analysis: This will be a very tough decision for Miami. Wake played in just seven games this season before tearing his Achilles tendon in a loss to the New England Patriots. He will be 34 at the end of this month, and the Dolphins likely will have to make a decision on Wake’s $8.4 million salary well before he’s 100 percent healed. Wake met with the media after the team’s regular-season finale and said he’s confident he will return “better than ever” after the injury. The four-time Pro Bowler had seven sacks in seven games and was on his way to another double-digit sack season. Wake also provides much-needed leadership in Miami’s locker room. But it remains to be seen if this justifies Wake’s high salary.

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