By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, March 14th, 2010 at 5:21 pm in Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders announced the signing of the Kamerion Wimbley trade on their Web site Sunday without giving the compensation.
Beat writer Steve Corkran is reporting the Raiders sent the Browns a third-round draft pick obtained in the Derrick Burgess trade with New England. It’s worth noting the Raiders could get a third-round pick if Kirk Morrison signs an offer sheet with another team.
Wimbley’s agent, reached by e-mail, said, “Kamerion is very accepting of the Browns decision and he is looking forward to working with coach Cable. There were no hard feelings and he wishes the Browns the best.”
The Raiders company line on the Wimbley trade is they’ve got a fourth first-round draft pick on their defensive unit, joining Nnamdi Asomugha, Richard Seymour and Michael Huff.
The downside is the mission statement of the 2010 Raiders defense is to stop the run, and Wimbley comes from a Cleveland defense that finished just one spot ahead of Oakland in rushing defense (28th). The Browns gave up 4.6 yards per carry to Oakland’s 4.5.
Wimbley is due to make $1,065,000 this season, and Adam Caplan of Scout.com, the first to break the story, reports the contract voids after this season but says “there’s an up to $7.765 million buyback for 2011 based on statistical achievement from previous seasons.”