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Kamerion Wimbley lands $48M deal from Raiders

Posted on: August 1, 2011 8:14 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Kamerion Wimbley was franchise-tagged by the Raiders before the lockout. But, it was only after the Raiders decided to franchise tag tight end Zach Miller, rescinded it, and then hit up Wimbley.

Given that Wimbley cost more than $10 million for just 2011 under that tag, this seemed like a weird move. Whatever, it won't matter because the Raiders have reportedly signed Wimbley to a five-year deal worth $48 million that also contains $29 million in guaranteed money, according to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network.

Yes, that's a chunk of change, but the Raiders were bumped up on the salary cap and needed to loosen up some money -- restructuring Wimbley's deal does just that.

Wimbley will turn 28 in October, and he posted nine sacks last year, giving him 35 on his career. So, the deal's not bananas crazy or anything (unless you want to compare it to Nnamdi Asomugha, a former Raider, and what he got on the open market anyway!).

My beef with this whole shebang stems more with the fact that a) there's more value to the money spent on someone like Miller and his relative franchise-tag number, b) they could have signed Wimbley to this deal before the lockout and also tagged Miller, c) they probably could have done so without giving Wimbley as much leverage by telling him he's worth north of $10 million a year, and d) the whole Wimbley saga got started because someone in the Raiders' front office forgot how to do math.

Therefore, it seems only fair to criticize the deal a bit.

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Comments

Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: August 1, 2011 11:41 pm
 

Kamerion Wimbley lands $48M deal from Raiders

Oh and u forgot to add the part about how we got a beast for just a third round draft pick.  you simply didn't mention it because u don't want to give the Raiders any credit.  GO suck your thumb u horrible sports writer.  You are pathetic



Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: August 1, 2011 11:38 pm
 

Kamerion Wimbley lands $48M deal from Raiders

LOL people love to hate on the raiders. You go ahead and talk all the sht in the world.  If this was the patriots though you would be talking about how great of a deal this was and blah blah blah.  Do you realize the raiders are going to be signing Miller long term and commited to that. Wimbley never said he would sign long term and the raiders didn't want to lose him for nothing so they were forced to do it.  But you obviously do not know the details and just want to bash on AL Davis, A man who has made much more then u and accomplished more in his life then u ever will.  you go ahead and keep being a shtty sports writer though.  You are a no namer and Al Davis is a football legend.  So go look in the mirror buddy


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