DAVIE, Fla. Theres one possession Cameron Wake never goes anywhere without.
It sits in his locker at Miamis training facility during practice days and makes the trip to Sun Life Stadium when the Dolphins play home games. When the Dolphins are on the road, the prized item travels with the star defensive end.
With the Pro Bowl rosters to be announced Wednesday, Wake has a pretty good idea where it will be in a month.
Ill take my chip with me to Hawaii, and my chip is going to sit on the beach with me, and well remember all the times weve had, Wake said.
The chip is just that. Its a pocket-sized wood chip that weighs several ounces.
Wake takes it everywhere as a reminder he has a chip on his shoulder. That comes from having been undrafted in 2005 out of Penn State and not making the NFL until Miami signed him in 2009 after he had played two years in Canada.
Wakes motivation has led to him to getting 15 sacks this year, making it 43 in four NFL seasons. Hes expected to be named t...