The search for the next Cameron Wake continues. According to a report by Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Miami Dolphins have agreed to terms on a three-year entry level contract with former Canadian Football League defensive lineman Cleyon Laing.
Laing, who played collegiately at Iowa State, is an Edmonton native, and played the past three seasons with the Toronto Argonauts, and last season recorded 41 tackles, 9 sacks and two forced fumbles. He totaled 71 tackles and 15 sacks in 35 games with Toronto.
Laing reportedly had offers from five other NFL teams, including the New York Jets and New England Patriots, but chose the Dolphins because of the opportunity to play alongside and learn from Ndamukong Suh and former CFL player Cameron Wake. The Dolphins have been in contract talks with Wake about lowering his salary cap hit for 2016, and if the Dolphins are able to retain Wake, he'll provide valuable insight for Laing, not only with technique, but in adjusting from the CFL to NFL.
Laing, 6'-3" and 280 pounds, may not be at Wake's level, but would provide depth along the defensive line. But fans can't help but speculate that perhaps the Dolphins will unearth yet another gem from the frozen tundra of the Canadian league.
This story was written by Eldon Jenson. Follow him on Twitter @EJFootball.