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DAVIE, Fla. Bruce Miller Jersey . -- Each day after practice, Miamis Cameron Wake leads a small group of defensive linemen in sprints across the width of the field. A former personal trainer with one of the most sculpted physiques in the NFL, Wake clearly doesnt need the extra work. Wakes become an NFL star since moving from the CFL in 2009, and hes got a new Dolphins contract to prove it. But hes not satisfied. "Thats the trick," Wake said. "See, you never have enough. Its always more. You can always be bigger, can always be faster, in better shape. I have a very high standard for myself. Id like to think Im one of the better-conditioned guys, but better is not good enough. Its just a mind-set I have. Theres no end." Wake, a former CFL outstanding defensive player of the year with the B.C. Lions, gained about 10 pounds since the end of last season to accommodate his move from outside linebacker to defensive end as the Dolphins switch from a 3-4 scheme to a 4-3 defence. The move should be seamless for Wake, whose career took off when he racked up 39 sacks in two years while playing defensive end for the CFLs British Columbia Lions in 2007-08. Even in Miamis 3-4, Wake got plenty of snaps as a defensive end in pass-rushing situations. Defensive line coach Kacy Rodgers estimated that the Dolphins (No. 27 in the AP Pro32) were in a four-man front almost 60 per cent of the time in 2011. "I definitely enjoy it with my hand on the ground, but over the past few seasons Ive actually enjoyed playing in (a two-point stance)," said the 6-foot-3, 260-pound Wake. "Being able to have that versatility, being able to do whichever comes with the situation, Im all for it. Having my hand down is like going back to my roots, more or less, but I want to be a jack of all trades." As a 3-4 outside linebacker, Wake collected 28 sacks in his first three seasons in Miami, including 14 in 2010 when he was selected to the Pro Bowl. Three of his sacks that season came in a 23-20 overtime road victory against eventual Super Bowl champion Green Bay, whose offensive co-ordinator at the time was new Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin. Wakes sack total dropped to 8.5 last season but, according to the website, he drew a league-high 13 holding penalties. Nobody else in the league drew more than seven. "Im not a guy who pays much attention, but how many of those would have ended up being sacks?" Wake said. "You never see a ticker go by saying Cameron Wake, 13 holding penalties, but as a whole you look at the total product: the hits, the hurries, the sacks. I would venture to say I had a better year last year than the year before." The Dolphins obviously realize Wakes value as a pass-rushing force. He was scheduled to make $650,000 in the last year of the contract he signed after being lured from the CFL. Miami gave him a four-year extension in May reportedly worth $49 million, with $20 million guaranteed. Wake said the new contract wont make him complacent, and hes proven that to his coaches. "His work on the field has been exceptional," said new defensive co-ordinator Kevin Coyle. "Hes got a great motor, goes 100 miles per hour. Hes been rewarded, but yet certainly hes not been as dominant a player as he was when he was in the Canadian league, even (though he) had that one exceptional year a couple years ago. "I think hes determined to have his best season as an NFL player this year, and Id expect nothing less than that." Michael Crabtree Elite Jersey . Haas handled the pressure of an equally large cushion just fine five years ago, so the odds for an unprecedented third Champions Tour title in Iowa are certainly in his favour. Jerry Rice Womens Jersey . Alvarez had a personal three-game winning streak broken on Tuesday when he allowed a season-high 10 hits along with two earned runs in a 4-3 loss to the Rays. 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Coach Jimbo Fisher said Wednesday hes confident the Seminoles have enough talent to help offset the loss of Jenkins, who picked up his first sack of the season before breaking his left foot in the second quarter. Jenkins is sixth all-time at Florida State with 22 1/2 career sacks -- just three shy of overtaking Seminole standout Ron Simmons for third all-time. "Its going to affect us because you dont replace a Brandon Jenkins, but hopefully we adapt as a team," Fisher said. Backup senior defensive end Cornellius "Tank" Carradine picked up the slack in Jenkins absence with nine tackles and one sack in the win over Murray State. "We were fortunate to have Carradine in there," Fisher said. "Tank is a great college player and well think hell be a good NFL player too." Carradine moves into Jenkins startting role Saturday against Savannah State while Atlantic Coast Conference defensive lineman of the week Bjoern Werner holds down the other starting end spot. Randy Moss Jersey. . "Weve always felt we had three great ends," Fisher said. "Theyre all the same calibre of player ... big-time players." Carradine had 5 1/2 sacks last season when he spelled either Jenkins or Werner, who already has 14 1/2 career sacks one game into his junior season. "Theyll all be NFL players and very highly drafted in my opinion," Fisher said. "I think it messes you up a little bit at depth wise, but we have some talented guys behind them." Fifth-year senior Toshmon Stevens, a special teams player, and redshirt freshman Giorgio Newberry will move into the top backup roles and Fisher will re-evaluate his earlier plan to redshirt freshmen Mario Edwards Jr., and Chris Casher. Fisher said over the weekend that hed hoped to redshirt both Edwards and Caser, but now thinks hell need to get one or both ready to play this year. Sophomore Nick Waisome started against Murray State in Reids old spot at cornerback, but is battling to hold off a freshman Ronald Darby for playing time. Darby had a pair of pass breakups in his debut Saturday. ' ' '

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