Two New Defenders

The Dolphins may have gotten a steal on Monday when they signed two-time CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player Cameron Wake, who had drawn the interest of several NFL teams because of his pass-rushing ability. Wake was one of two players signed by the Dolphins, the other being three-year NFL veteran Ethan Kilmer.

Wake played defensive end for the British Columbia Lions and racked up 16 and 23 sacks the last two seasons. He's 6-3, 240 pounds and was signed by the Dolphins to play linebacker. If his pass rushing is anywhere near as good in the NFL, he would make a terrific complement to Joey Porter.

Wake played both defensive end and linebacker at Penn State, but went undrafted in 2005 before signing with the New York Giants. He's never played a game in the NFL.

Kilmer also played at Penn State and was a seventh-round pick of the Bengals in 2006. He played in all 16 games as a rookie, and returned a Drew Brees interception 52 yards for a touchdown.

He went on injured reserve the last two seasons, but was waived off IR after five games in 2008.

His signing could be seen a some sort of insurance with both starting safeties -- Yeremiah Bell and Renaldo Hill -- scheduled to become unrestricted free agents this offseason.


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