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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Dolphins DE Cameron Wake tore his left Achilles' tendon in Thursday night's loss to the Patriots, just as everyone feared. That obviously ends Wake's season and might threaten his career. He'll turn 34 in January and has dealt with nagging injuries at times over the past couple of seasons. Colts OLB Robert Mathis actually suffered the same injury in summer 2014, heading into his age-33 season and has started just 1 game since. Already inconsistent against the run, Wake might turn into a pass-rush specialist for any time he has left on the field. He's tough to like as a long-term IDP factor. For this season, Derrick Shelby looks like the main replacement at left DE. Losing Wake obviously hurts the Miami team D as well, taking away its best pass-rusher and top sack producer.

9:47pm EDT 10/29/15

Dolphins DE Cameron Wake left Thursday night's game in the 3rd quarter with an injury to his left leg. He pulled up awkwardly while pass-rushing and put no weight on the leg as 2 trainers helped him off the field. It was not a promising scene. And Wake then rode on the back of a cart into the locker room, with the injured leg out straight. We'll keep an eye out for the diagnosis. Wake had delivered a sack for the 3rd consecutive game before getting hurt.

Update: The Dolphins have ruled Wake out for the rest of the game with an Achilles' injury. We're not expecting good news from the ultimate diagnosis. Derrick Shelby took over the left DE spot with Wake out.

Dolphins HC Joe Philbin told the Miami Herald on Tuesday that 2nd-year DE Dion Jordan "will make a big jump this year."  That, of course, seems like what we all should expect from Jordan.  Miami traded up to the #3 spot in last April's NFL Draft to get him and then played the former Oregon Duck just 339 snaps.  Philbin, however, also said that DE Derrick Shelby deserves more snaps as well and that he views Jordan as a DE, not an OLB.  That'll make it tough to carve out a big role behind starters Cameron Wake and Olivier Vernon (and his 11.5 sacks from 2013).  Perhaps Philbin realized this in following up by saying, "We see (Jordan's) role increasing somewhat."  Don't look for Jordan to deliver starting value for your IDP squad in 2014.  Frankly, we'd love to see new GM Dennis Hickey trade Jordan to a more favorable situation.

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