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Report: Wimbley might become UFA after all

Posted on: February 23, 2011 12:01 am
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Posted by Will Brinson

Kamerion Wimbley was going to be a free agent, after he hit playing-time incentives in 2010. But the Raiders decided to utilize a buy-back clause in his rookie contract, paying the linebacker $3.5 million dollars to keep him in 2011.

According to Adam Caplan of FOX Sports, though, things could get choppy, because Wimbley's $3.5 million buy-back would actually violate the "30-percent rule," which states that player's contract can't increase from the previous year by more than 30 percent.

In this case, Wimbley's salary for 2010 was $2.115 million. That means his max base salary for 2011 would be, based on the aforementioned percentage rule, $2.75 million.

Purchasing his contract for $3.5 million, then, would theoretically violate that rule and make Wimbley a free agent on March 4, which is what he thought would happen once the final year voided the first time around.

If this happens -- and, bear in mind, it's still just a report -- it would be the second time this offseason that a Raiders player had the final year of their contract lost for a bizarre reason. You may recall that Nnamdi Asomugha's contract voided because of some asinine playing incentives. The Raiders played it off as if they meant to allow the contract to void -- if the same thing happens to Wimbley's deal, that might be a tougher claim to make.

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