05/06/2012 03:23 EDT | Updated 07/06/2012 05:12 EDT

Dolphins lock up LB Cameron Wake with contract extension through 2016

MIAMI - The Miami Dolphins have extended linebacker Cameron Wake's contract through the 2016 season.

Wake made the Pro Bowl in 2010, when he had 14 sacks, and he had 8 1/2 sacks last year. He came to the Dolphins in 2009 from the B.C. Lions, where he was a two-time CFL defensive player of the year.

Wake had one year and US$650,000 left on his previous contract. ESPN reported the extension was worth $49 million, with $20 million guaranteed.

"It's kind of like taking things to another level, kind of like when I came down here from the CFL," Wake said Sunday. "It has been an amazing, amazing journey."

Wake has yet to play in the post-season but said he's optimistic about the direction of the Dolphins under new coach Joe Philbin.

"So far, so good," Wake said. "Just trying to make it a first-class organization from top to bottom, and making sure we have everything we need to be successful. We are taking big strides to make sure that 2012 will be a good season for everybody."