Raiders officially part ways with OLB Wimbley

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MrMojo112
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Rotoworld:

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Profootballtalk reports OLB Kamerion Wimbley's $11 million 2012 salary and an additional $6.5 million will become guaranteed if he's still on the Raiders roster as of March 17.

The Raiders can save $4.5 million in cap space this year as well as a total savings of $17.5 million in salary by cutting Wimbley. Although previous reports indicated Wimbley would balk at a pay cut, PFT is told he is willing to listen to any offers the Raiders will make over the next couple of weeks. Wimbley's player rep likely has a good read on how much his client can collect on the open market should the Raiders cut ties.

http://rotoworld.com/player/nfl/3685/kamerion-wimbley

MrMojo112
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NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reports that the Raiders will release OLB Kam Wimbley if he does not agree to a pay cut before March 13.

http://rotoworld.com/player/nfl/3685/kamerion-wimbley

So if Kam doesn't restructure that contract, he's a goner! I like this new FO, no more overpaid players and they're not taking BS from anyone.

MrMojo112
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Unless there is a major change, it appears Oakland Raiders linebacker Kamerion Wimbley will be released. The Raiders and Wimbley’s agent have not talked in several days. Wimbley is open to being creative about a new contract that would allow the Raiders to restructure his contract and keep him. He is not interested in talking a pay cut.

The Raiders need to cut several million dollars to get under the salary cap by Tuesday. If Wimbley becomes a free agent, I would think the San Diego Chargers could be a favorite to land him. The Chargers will look at pass-rushers and Wimbley would be one of the better one on the market.

http://espn.go.com/blog/afcwest/post/_/ ... -notes-115

MrMojo112
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Wimbley, Raiders at stalemate

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

Sunday, March 11th, 2012 at 1:37 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The latest on the Kamerion Wimbley situation, via an e-mail from his agent, Joe Linta: “No outgoing calls and no incoming calls.”

If the Raiders have made their final offer and don’t have plans to sweeten the pot, Wimbley will likely be cut before free agency begins or at the very least by March 17.

To review, if Wimbley will get an extra $17.5 million in guaranteed money if he’s on the roster by that date _ his $4.5 million base this season, his $11 million base next season and at least $2 million of his $10 million base in 2014.

This is a different situation than with Stanford Routt, whom the club made no effort to keep. They wanted no part of the contract or the player. The Raiders like Wimbley, but want him to take less money. Wimbley figures he can take his $6.5 million guaranteed from the Raiders and add a rich contract in free agency that will be more money than Oakland has any intention of paying him. He’s a good nickel rusher, but he’s not DeMarcus Ware or Tamba Hali.

Bottom line is the Raiders way overpaid Wimbley last season and essentially priced themselves out of his services when taking into account a more sensible salary structure instituted by general manager Reggie McKenzie.

To lump Wimbley in with the recent contract repairs for Richard Seymour, Carson Palmer and Michael Huff and portray him as selfish isn’t fair. None of those players was asked to take a pay cut, only to move money around to lower the cap number.

http://www.ibabuzz.com/oaklandraiders/2 ... more-18824

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Raiders released OLB Kamerion Wimbley.

Wimbley was one of the league's top pass rushers last season, but the Raiders simply couldn't afford his $11 million 2012 salary. That's despite the fact that $6.5 million of it was fully guaranteed. Wimbley is now easily the market's top available defender, and should draw another huge contract after re-upping with the Raiders for five years and $48 million last August.

http://rotoworld.com/headlines/nfl/2300 ... lb-wimbley


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