Star defensive end Cameron Wake has no intention of retiring: agent

Cameron Wake has not decided to retire from professional football his agent Paul Sheehy has confirmed.

Earlier in the night on Saturday, March 21, WEEI’s Courtney Fallon had reported Wake was expected to retire.

The star defensive end was released by the Tennessee Titans just over a week ago after a one-year stint with the team. The 38-year-old appeared in nine games last season, recording a team-high eleven quarterback hits along with 2.5 sacks and five tackles.

Wake spent the prior decade with the Miami Dolphins where he appeared in 146 games, making 364 tackles, 224 quarterback hits, 100.5 sacks, and 22 forced fumbles. He was named to the Pro Bowl five times as a member of the team.

There’s an argument to be made that Cameron Wake has done enough to be named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He recorded his 100th career NFL sack in September, becoming the 33rd player to do so in league history.

Wake was a one-man wrecking crew in two seasons with the B.C. Lions prior to his departure for the NFL, recording 137 tackles and 39 sacks in 36 regular season games. Wake earned the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie award in 2007 and was twice named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player (2007, 2008).

The Penn State University product earned almost $52 million USD during his tenure in Miami, a period over which he recorded 360 combined tackles and 98 sacks in 146 games. Wake made the Pro Bowl in five of 10 NFL seasons with the Dolphins and appeared on the NFL Top 100 Players list six times, peaking at 39.

Wake isn’t done his playing days, yet.