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Fox: Wimbley gets word he’ll be a Raider in 2011

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 at 7:07 am in Oakland Raiders.

Kamerion Wimbley, who led the Raiders in sacks and had his best season since his rookie season as one of the better trade acquisitions, has been informed he will remain in Oakland, according to Adam Caplan of FoxSports.com.

Wimbley’s original six year contract contained a void for the final year, but also included a “buy back” believed to be $3.5 million which the Raiders exercised.

Oakland dealt a third-round draft pick to Cleveland for Wimbley last March 14, played him as a starting strong side linebacker and a nickel pass rusher, and he responded with a team-high nine sacks as the Raiders had 47 for the season.

The Raiders must decide by Wednesday whether to use a franchise tag in 2011. Speculation has Zach Miller as the most likely target, although it’s uncertain if the Raiders will avail themselves of the designation this season.

If Miller were to be franchised, he would be due approximately $7.3 million this season. A four-year veteran, there is no guarantee Miller would be available for unrestricted free agency under a new collective bargaining agreement. The Raiders, however, would be on the hook for that figure even if a new CBA set unrestricted free agency at five or six years _ meaning they cost themselves a lot of money because they simply could have placed a restrictive tender on him and had the chance to match any offer.

Regardless, there’s no reason to believe Miller won’t be a Raider in 2011. Historically, Al Davis has been very good at keeping players he wants to keep. Miller has been the Raiders leading receiver each of the last four years since being a second-round draft pick out of Arizona State in 2007.

At present, the only other tight ends on the Oakland roster are Brandon Myers and Kevin Brock, the latter a reserve/future signing who spent time on the 2010 practice squad.

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  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    What’s with the weird DC hire, today?

  • http://sportmag.us/images/Lester_Hayes_November_1981.jpg RaiderDogg

    Raiders’ Buyback Of Kamerion Wimbley’s Contract May Be Illegal
    By Chuck Carroll February 22, 2011 – 10:30 pm

    The Oakland Raiders plan to re-sign Kamerion Wimbley may hit a snag.

    Just hours after the team exercised the $3.5 million buyback option on the linebacker’s contract it came to light the such a move would be illegal.

    The salary appears to be in violation of the NFL’s “30 percent rule,” which prevents a player’s salary from rising more than 30 percent over the previous season.

    Wimbley’s 2010 base salary was $2.115 million. As pointed out by Adam Caplan of FOX Sports, a 30 percent increase would max out his 2011 salary at $2.75 million.

    If the buyback is found to be in violation of the rule Wimbley will become an unrestricted free agent on March 4 when the current CBA expires and the new league year begins.

  • http://sportmag.us/images/Lester_Hayes_November_1981.jpg RaiderDogg

    KK

    Go get that free download of All Jokes Aside. I think you may like it.

    Tower of Power released a new one today too, although I think it is just re-masters of old songs, nothing new…

  • Chris in NY

    Anybody else interested in bringing in Shockey? I know he’s been hurt a ton, but we’ve hopefully got Zach Miller still around so he’d be more of a complementary guy that could be worked in strategically. Even more than his talent, which is immense when he’s healthy, is the fire and attitude he brings to an offense. I think we could use a guy with that kind of fight and fire. Grads and Louis Murphy are the only guys I can think of who bring any of that to the offense.

  • SnB Production

    I say no to bringing in an aging and unproductive tight end (Jeremy Shockey) NO WAY! Better to keep the budding Pro-Bowler going into his 4th year.

  • SnB Production

    Solution to the Nnamdi contract issue.

    Cut DHB and give Nnamdi his salary.

    These 1st round busts are hurting this team!

  • SnB Production

    Nnamdi Asomugha gives up 0 TDs in all his starts…

    The rest of this defense gives up close to 30TDS.

    So how in the hell does the defense get better losing Asomugha for some 5th round draft pick or scrub free agent?

    Al had to draft Buchanan, Routt, Washington, Asomugha AND sign deAngelo Hall to find a cornerback….and its looking like the only thing the Raiders will have to show for it is Routt….a guy that contributed a lot to the 30 TDs given up in the air.

    Cut DHB, send Gallery packing an low ball Huff…that should be enough for Asomugha to stay.

    Better that than replace him with a bunch of marginal players

  • http://Www.bullycains.com r8dercain

    SnB Production Says:
    February 22nd, 2011 at 9:52 pm
    Solution to the Nnamdi contract issue.

    Cut DHB and give Nnamdi his salary.

    These 1st round busts are hurting this team!
    ————
    I almost agree. But don’t cut DHB just ask for a pay cut
    tell him his money goes to Nnamdi
    take a hit for the team

  • http://Www.bullycains.com r8dercain

    Would hate to see DHB go somewhere else an devolept in to a receiver

  • http://Www.bullycains.com r8dercain

    Sorry for mispellIng

  • mac

    Steve Whisenhunt ? MR ?

  • Nnamdi21

    A.M. crew rules, P.M. crew excretes excessive amounts of saliva.

  • Nnamdi21

    DHB may benefit from Saunders and Schilens. Lets pray Schilens never gets hurt again over his 10 yr career…

  • hwnrdr

    Good Morning Nation!!!
    Again, nothing new…
    Oh well, so…Big Rich and Kam are returning! Anyone else?

  • bcz24

    the only thing the Raiders will have to show for it is Routt….a guy that contributed a lot to the 30 TDs given up in the air.
    ************
    Routt gave up 4 TDs… and had the second most pass deflections in the NFL.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    SnB Production Says:
    February 22nd, 2011 at 9:52 pm
    Solution to the Nnamdi contract issue.

    Cut DHB and give Nnamdi his salary.

    +++++++++++

    From your keyboard to Al’s ears…I wish anyway.

  • hwnrdr

    I agree…there’s no need to cut DHB, nor will it happen! Al waited 3 years to realize Russell was a bust! At least DHB has good work ethic. Maybe the coaches should give DHB a copy of the movie, “Unneccessary Roughness” with Scott Bakula and SinBad. “The ball is my friend. The ball is my friend!”

  • Carl Weathers

    If we lose Nnamdi, maybe Rod Woodson can get the pads on ala Reggie Dunlop!

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    GOOD DAY CARL WEATHERS,HWNRDR, NATION, WHAT WE NEED R THE HANSEN BRO’S ..

  • hwnrdr

    LMAO…Slap Shot! Classic Dirt Lot…
    But that would be nice (and probably funny at the same time)!

  • bcz24

    Maybe the coaches should give DHB a copy of the movie, “Unneccessary Roughness” with Scott Bakula and SinBad. “The ball is my friend. The ball is my friend!”
    **************
    I was thinking more along the lines of the movie Little Giants…. maybe they can get Gradkowski to throw rolls of toilet paper at DHB until figures it out

  • hwnrdr

    LOL! I forgot about that one! But to have Sinbad in front of you saying, “Boy…me and you are going to paaaahhhhteee!” while he’s going to smash into you if you don’t catch that ball…well, who knows!

  • bcz24

    If we can get Kathy Ireland to replace SeaBass I might be happy though :) “Welcome to Foot… Balls!”

  • hwnrdr

    And that crazy karate guy…”You must learn some respect!”

  • Just Fire Baby

    Kathy Ireland was hot as hell in that movie.

  • Just Fire Baby

    You know, I was starting to give Cam Newton the benefit of the doubt, after hating on him during the season.

    Not anymore. In one sentence he likened himself to Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, and than in another he said he wants to be an icon and entertainer.

    The guy is the epitome of the spoiled, pretty-boy QB, that teammates and fans hate.

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders r8eray

    Agent: Willie Colon unlikely to return to Steelers

    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on February 23, 2011, 9:37 AM EST

    When we looked at Pittsburgh’s free agent priorities a few weeks ago, we ranked Lamarr Woodley, Ike Taylor, and Willie Colon as the three key guys Pittsburgh had to worry about.

    Woodley has been given the franchise tag in the meantime. Taylor may get the transition tag.

    That leaves Colon, Ben Roethlisberger’s Milledgeville partner and stalwart right tackle, possibly left out in the cold. Colon’s agent told Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that there is “little chance” Colon will be back in Pittsburgh.

    Presumably, Colon’s agent only said that because the Steelers have made it clear they won’t pay his client what he thinks he’s worth. Colon is coming off a torn Achilles tendon, but he will only be 28 years old entering next season. He has a lot of experience at tackle and could conceivably kick inside to guard.

    As long as there is free agency, Colon’s agent knows his best deal isn’t likely to be with Pittsburgh.

    ——————–

    Go get ‘em Al!

    Good Morning A.M. Crew!

  • r8rwill

    top of the mornin nation,
    nothing new on the news front, other than i read somewhere that wimbleys’ contract buy back is illegal..but we know mr davis will get it done so no problem there..
    who is the d coordinator???

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders r8eray

    Has anyone seen the way Kathy looks now’n days?

    What is she…about 50ish?

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    im sure Al will find an easy way to work around the 30% rule..

  • Just Fire Baby

    I’d still bang her…..

  • hwnrdr

    Morning Ray…I think Kathy Ireland is in her 40′s right?

  • bcz24

    r8eray Says:
    February 23rd, 2011 at 7:43 am
    Has anyone seen the way Kathy looks now’n days?

    What is she…about 50ish?
    *********
    She will be 48 this year… and I would still throw it to her.

  • Carl Weathers

    She was on dancing with the stars last year, I tuned in briefly and she was all covered up so I tuned away before she danced. I think I still have about 10 years worth of her calendars in a box somewhere.
    Kathy Ireland > Cindy Crawford.

  • hwnrdr

    Also, didn’t Kathy Ireland so some B rated freaky sex movies in the late 80′s?

  • http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=eb53t3&s=5&hid=3&tag=my+pool Lynn from Snot

    I would definitely pass the gravy to Kathy Ireland

  • Carl Weathers

    hwnrdr Says:
    February 23rd, 2011 at 8:14 am
    Also, didn’t Kathy Ireland so some B rated freaky sex movies in the late 80’s?
    **********
    Shannon Tweed, B rated, soft-core porn queen!

  • hwnrdr

    Carl Weathers Says:
    February 23rd, 2011 at 8:20 am
    hwnrdr Says:
    February 23rd, 2011 at 8:14 am
    Also, didn’t Kathy Ireland so some B rated freaky sex movies in the late 80’s?
    **********
    Shannon Tweed, B rated, soft-core porn queen!

    Ok you win! Funny that she married Gene Simmons huh?

  • weaselbit

    Much as I love Miller, for him to be leading in receiving is more of an indication of how bad most of Raiders WR’s are.

    Don’t get me wrong he’s been really good but last yr was not a good year for him.

    Keep Ford. maybe Murphy. Draft another Ford and look at free agents but don’t overpay for cr@p.
    There’s a different mindset now. You can feel it.

    Sadly there was a time when some (bungholes) felt justified in not trying while in Oakland. No one will stand for that now. They would eat you alive in that locker room.
    Wiz has got those lineman lifting right now.

    Strong players wreak violence and havoc. Are less likely to succumb to injury.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I worry about the miles on Zack Miller.

    First off, he was on some crappy ASU teams getting beat up a lot while catching a ton of passes.

    Than the same thing his first few years here as well. Attempting to catch Jamarcus Russell passes is like dog years for a TE.

    You started to see a little of the effects last year, with the concussion and other nagging injuries. HIs production also slipped in the midst of all this (his numbers didn’t drop as much, but he dropped more passes last year than maybe the previous 3 years combined and looked awful blocking at times as well).

    Unfortunately for Zack, I don’t see him playing much football in his 30′s.

  • Carl Weathers

    JFB,

    Zack is still young and ya he missed some time last year, but if he is 100% come camp it won’t matter. There’s no denying Russell took a couple of years off his career though, prlck!

  • DMAC

    Morning peoples!
    Whats the word mocking bird?

  • DMAC

    # bcz24 Says:
    February 23rd, 2011 at 8:02 am

    r8eray Says:
    February 23rd, 2011 at 7:43 am
    Has anyone seen the way Kathy looks now’n days?

    What is she…about 50ish?
    *********
    She will be 48 this year… and I would still throw it to her.
    ===========
    Kathy is cool, but I would still go w/ O.G. hottie Stacey Dash. (45 years old)
    Holla!

    http://lh6.ggpht.com/_b0PhsQuTVQk/S5feXe7NYfI/AAAAAAAAALc/SOrSbbZjOos/s512/stacey-dash-swallows.jpg

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders r8eray

    DMAC Says:
    February 23rd, 2011 at 8:46 am
    Morning peoples!
    Whats the word mocking bird?

    —————————

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIha2_Dx2uM&feature=related

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders r8eray

    DMAC…..thats Hoops!

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders r8eray

    Or at least, kinda resembles her!

  • Carl Weathers
  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders r8eray

    Carl,

    humunah humunah humunah humunah humunah humunah humunah humunah humunah humunah humunah humunah humunah humunah humunah humunah humunah …

  • bcz24

    Damn Stacey Dash was 28 when clueless came out? I had no idea she was 45 but yeah she would definitely get it!

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders r8eray

    New Post!