Originally posted on AFC East Daily  |  Last updated 2/4/13

MIAMI - 2009: Jeff Ireland of the Miami Dolphins poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Miami, Florida. (Photo by NFL Photos)
Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland has some tough decisions to make this offseason in regard to his free agent list. At least he got one no-brainer out of the way early.With one year still left on his contract, Ireland re-signed Pro Bowl linebacker Cameron Wake to an extension last May to the tune of nearly $50 million over four years.That paid off handsomely for Ireland and the Dolphins, as Wake had one of his most productive seasons to date. But as Ireland said Monday, the decision to pull the trigger early on Wake was a easy one.“There’s no doubt about it,” Ireland told Jesse Agler and John Congemi Monday on the Finsiders broadcast via the team’s website. “Cam’s one of those guys that I really had no doubt in my mind."When you sign a guy early and he’s got another year on his belt but you sign him early, you have to have a lot of conviction to what you’re doing from a contractual standpoint that he’s going to play as hard as he can with great effort, a...
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