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Raiders flip flop, hit Wimbley with franchise tag

Posted on: February 24, 2011 2:19 pm
Edited on: February 24, 2011 2:23 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

Things were going a little TOO well for the Oakland Raiders, weren't they? Well, there's a familiar air of normal oddity floating out of the Bay Thursday, as it appears the Raiders have reversed course on their decision to franchise tight end Zach Miller and are applying the tag to linebacker Kamerion Wimbley

That's because the Raiders apparently made a little boo-boo with Wimbley's contract -- as we previously mentioned, the final buy-back year of his contract was in jeopardy because of some mathematical folly.

Now Adam Caplan of FOX Sports reports that the Raiders have decided to franchise Wimbley, which means that instead of buying back the final year of his rookie contract at $3.5 million, the Raiders will pay him more than $10 million for the 2011 season.

Wimbley's a very good player, but is he worthy of being paid an average of the top-five salaries at his position? Um, no. And that could mean that the Raiders are interested in pursuing a long-term deal with him -- though they've now done a pretty poor job of establishing a baseline for negotiations.

And there's the issue of what to do with Miller if they want to keep both players through at least 2011. They can either seek to sign him to a long-term deal at this point, or use the same RFA tag the Panthers are reportedly popping on DeAngelo Williams and Charles Johnson to at least squat on his rights for the time being.

Either way, everyone can sleep normally knowing that things are getting dysfunctional with Oakland once again.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 3:32 pm
 

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Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2011 9:59 pm
 

Raiders flip flop, hit Wimbley with franchise tag

Also, see Tommy Kelly... I think Al Davis consistently overpays people...



Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2011 9:55 pm
 

Raiders flip flop, hit Wimbley with franchise tag

I agree, Brinson's a clueless idiot!Zach Miller's a big part of the offense, but franchise tag! I don't think so. The Raiders are turning it around & some people don't like it. Right Brinson....
Come on, Raiders fans.  I don't get you folks.  You're an interesting breed.  Your team is improving, and that's cool.  I hope they continue to do so - you've suffered through your share of struggling teams in the past decade.

But come on!  Is it that hard to admit that Al Davis makes horrible decisions about how much to pay players?  He makes these mistakes ALL THE TIME.

Remember that huge contract he gave to DeAngelo Hall?  How about that huge contract he gave to Sebastion Janikowski?  How about the huge contract he just gave to Richard Seymour?  How about giving Wimbley a minimum of $10 million guaranteed?

Sure, DeAngelo Hall was above average, Jano is a solid kicker, and Seymour played his way into the pro-bowl this year.  But Al Davis takes good players and makes them the highest paid players at their positions.  It's just bogus.  It's bad management.  And it's obvious!  Why is that so hard to admit?



Since: Feb 25, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2011 5:09 pm
 

Raiders flip flop, hit Wimbley with franchise tag

I agree, Brinson's a clueless idiot!Zach Miller's a big part of the offense, but franchise tag! I don't think so. The Raiders are turning it around & some people don't like it. Right Brinson....



Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2011 4:49 pm
 

Raiders flip flop, hit Wimbley with franchise tag

Brinson's a moron. "The Raiders made a little boo-boo..." Um, Wimbley was acquired via a trade from Cleveland, and his contract was the original rookie deal that he signed with the Browns. That means that CLEVELAND made the "boo-boo," not Oakland. Do these idiot columnists even remotely fact-check?



Since: Apr 21, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2011 3:05 pm
 

Raiders flip flop, hit Wimbley with franchise tag

WHO LUVS YA BABY!!!!!!!!!!


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