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Fox: Wimbley to sign tender

According to a report by Adam Caplan of Fox Sports, the one-year tender to Kamerion Wimbley will be worth even more than expected _ coming in at $11.32 million.

UPDATE: The reason Wimbley’s tender estimate is higher is he received an “exclusive” franchise tag, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. That meant the Raiders don’t want him negotiating with any other teams even if the return was two first-round draft picks. Obviously that would never happen, so you wonder why the Raiders would just tack on another $1 million plus when the original plan was to pay him about $4.1 million on the buyback deal which was disallowed. The final number will be determined by the top five salaries at Wimbley’s position in 2011.

Agent Joe Linta said Wimbley would sign the tender _ and why wouldn’t he? Considering how much more he’ll get than the $635,000 in salary and $3.5 million buyback the Raiders had hoped to pay, it’s a minor upset that he hasn’t already signed it.

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  • dickv

    Yay

  • socalraider2408

    1st

  • socalraider2408

    this is turning out to be a lot of $$$ spent on role players and not big names or even any free agents

  • dickv

    Denarius Moore WR Tennessee: 6′ 4.37 40yd dash 47 Rec 981 9td.

    Has a great you tube highlight reel where he can actually catch balls with his hands. He will be a raider

  • mikedlopes

    How much money do we have left to spend? I feel like we’re in debt and just spend recklessly because we’re about to die so it doesn’t matter.

  • http://www.hotmail.com The Dirtee Raccoon

    Dang that is a LOT of money!

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

    Mikedlopes,

    He’s spending house money. Provided by the profitable teams in the NFL.

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

    They had Wimbley at 3.5, now he’s getting 11 mill?

    Seriously, does that sound like sound management to anybody?

  • Al Davis Macho Macho Supremo

    8.KoolKell Says:
    February 28th, 2011 at 9:40 pm
    They had Wimbley at 3.5, now he’s getting 11 mill?

    Seriously, does that sound like sound management to anybody?

    =================================================

    It sounds like ” I am so crazy I’ll pay millions, way more than anybody else, I overpay, look what I gave Jamarcus, so come play for me, I’ll pay you anything you ask, after all, gotta keep up the highest payroll in the league. We’re #1 baby! Come on over and play for Uncle Al. “

  • RaiderRetribution

    I like the resigning of Mr. Wimbley even at $11mill.

    Even though they are big bucks, the lengths are short, 1 yr- Wimbley
    2yrs- Mr. Seymour & Mr. Henderson
    3 yrs- Mr. Routt

    so if they do not work out the team is not tied into their contracts for very long.

  • Al Davis Macho Macho Supremo

    Here the rumor around the NFL, Al is payin out big bucks, overpaying kinda stuff, and the CBA might lock us out, so lets go play for big daddy warbucks Al and get those big contracts. Look what he payed $DeAngelo$, so lets get on over to see Uncle Al. He knows something.

  • http://www.hotmail.com The Dirtee Raccoon

    8.KoolKell Says:
    February 28th, 2011 at 9:40 pm
    They had Wimbley at 3.5, now he’s getting 11 mill?

    Seriously, does that sound like sound management to anybody?

    **********************

    No, it doesn’t! Not a good move as far as I can tell.

    Why not give 96 a 3 year deal, for like 15 mil? He would have taken that… right? Heck even 2 years 10 mil…

  • RaiderRetribution

    Potential FA’s out of NY Jenkins, Gholsten, and Taylor

    Jets saving dollars for Mr. Asomugha.

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

    If they like Wimbley that much give him 11 mil for 2 years.

  • RaiderRetribution

    I think even Routt would have taken $5mill a year

    3 yrs 15 mill, 10 guaranteed.

  • Al Davis Macho Macho Supremo

    How could any player think of playin for any other team other than the Raidahs when Uncle Al is payin out that kind of money. Thats nuts. Come on over and play for Uncle Al. He pays the best.

  • RaiderRetribution

    The resigning of Mr. Cartwright solidifies our special teams.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Raiders need to get :

    Moch, Paea, Wilson, Pouncey or Wisniewski with their 48th selection.

    Matthews probably moved down to the 4th round.

  • Al Davis Macho Macho Supremo

    Calling all free agents, calling all free agents. Al is spending his retirement money like there is no tomorrow. Go sign up now. Uncle Al is a generous man. Name your price. Raiders are buying right now. Don’t miss out.

  • phatcable

    In Montana, it is illegal for married women to go fishing alone on Sundays. And it is illegal for unmarried women to fish alone at all. This law is so critical to the upholding of ethical behavior in the state that the Billings Convention and Visitors Bureau featured the tidbit of information on its website

  • Al Davis Macho Macho Supremo

    Raiders have committed over $80 million amid labor uncertainty NFL.com Wire Reports
    Published: Feb. 28, 2011 at 05:27 p.m. Updated: Feb. 28, 2011 at 10:20 p.m.

    ALAMEDA, Calif. — While the Oakland Raiders have handed out some big contracts already to keep potential free agents off the open market, they won’t have to start paying out on those deals until after there’s a resolution to the league’s labor dispute.

    The Raiders have made more than $80 million in commitments to five of their players, but none of those deals include any signing bonuses that need to be paid before any games are played.

    “When you’re signing these players to contracts the way we signed them, these contracts are all for the future,” senior executive John Herrera said Monday. “These guys will have to come in and play and earn their money before they get paid. The Raiders have not paid out a dime at this point in time.”

    The Raiders have been one of the most aggressive teams so far this offseason as most clubs wait until a new collective bargaining agreement is reached before making moves. The current CBA expires Thursday.

    Oakland gave cornerback Stanford Routt a $31.5 million, three-year deal, handed defensive tackle Richard Seymour a $30 million, two-year contract with $22.5 million in guarantees, placed their franchise tag on linebacker Kamerion Wimbley, signed defensive tackle John Henderson to an $8 million, two-year deal and signed special teams standout and backup running back Rock Cartwright to an undisclosed contract.

    NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reported on Monday that Wimbley will sign his franchise tender on Tuesday, according to agent Joe Linta.

    “What we did is protect our football team,” Herrera said. “These are moves that protect our franchise and protect our team and put us in a position to move on.”

    Herrera equated the move to keep Seymour as Oakland’s “first-round pick” this year since the Raiders sent that selection to New England before the 2009 season to acquire Seymour. He has already played two seasons in Oakland, making the Pro Bowl last year as the Raiders finished 8-8 for the first non-losing season since 2002.

    Seymour made a big impact on the field, as well as in the locker room where a mostly young team viewed him as a strong leader with the experience of having won three Super Bowl titles with the Patriots.

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    “In my opinion, he was the heartbeat of our defense as far as high level of performance he demands from everybody on the field,” Routt said. “He’s definitely someone you don’t want to disappoint or let down because he came from New England where he won three titles. You don’t want him to have any harsh feelings about no longer being in New England.”

    The Raiders tried to keep Wimbley for much less money by exercising a $3.5 million buyback option that would have given him about $4.1 million next season. But the NFL ruled that contract was invalid so the Raiders used the franchise tag instead to keep the player who led the team in sacks last season.

    Oakland views Routt as a potential number one cornerback after he had his best season in six years as a pro last year, putting up some of the best numbers in the league in terms of shutting down opposing receivers.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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    Yeah hererra. really long term. you go girl!

    Don’t forget about the leaky o-line hererra.

  • 8RaiderReign8

    KoolKell Says:
    February 28th, 2011 at 9:38 pm
    Mikedlopes,

    He’s spending house money. Provided by the profitable teams in the NFL.
    _________________________________________

    When you say it like that I don’t really care.

  • phatcable

    8-8 record we should get four monday night games three thursday night games two sunday night games a thanksgiving day game.

  • 8RaiderReign8

    How about a Monday night game then a Thursday night THEN a road trip to Europe followed by the Chargers away.

  • phatcable

    if there is a strike this year j.rusell will be our scab qb.

  • GoodOle00

    Al is paying for Wimbley’s potential.

    Like Russell’s

    Like Javon’s

    Like Terdell Sands

    Like Tommy Kelly

    Like everyone he’s made the highest paid at their position.

    Like insert name here.

  • GoodOle00

    Some one mentioned a run stuffing DT might be in order for this draft.

    Maybe.

    Maybe not.

    If Henderson can stay healthy enough when it counts he may be worth the scratch Davis paid. What is it? 2 yrs 8 mill?

    Theres also a young kid named Kellen Heard. Look up his stats. Big boy too.

    No idea if he’ll ever do anything but like him. And he’s mean…

  • Al Davis Macho Macho Supremo

    26.GoodOle00 Says:
    February 28th, 2011 at 10:26 pm
    Al is paying for Wimbley’s potential.

    Like Russell’s

    Like Javon’s

    Like Terdell Sands

    Like Tommy Kelly

    Like everyone he’s made the highest paid at their position.

    Like insert name here.
    ——————-
    Thats Uncle Al to you, and he kindly thanks you. After all, since we couldn’t help him with enough ticket sales, he has been gracious enough to recieve the benefits of revenue sharing, so that has afforded him the luxury to spend titanic amounts of money for potential. Uncle Al is a tycoon, with a bevy of lawyers who get paid well too. Uncle Al is a crafty old buzzard, he knows what hes doing. And again, he thanks you very much. So do I.

  • GoodOle00

    28. Much respect.

    He’s a gambler. But he’s a genius gambler too and sometimes when you’re a genius gambler, you out smert yourself.

    Seems to be some heady pick ups and good aquisistions the last few years.

    Looking forward to the latest AL Davis play off machine

  • http://www.hotmail.com The Dirtee Raccoon

    14.KoolKell Says:
    February 28th, 2011 at 9:52 pm
    If they like Wimbley that much give him 11 mil for 2 years.

    ******************

    You took the words right out my mouth.

  • http://www.hotmail.com The Dirtee Raccoon

    27.GoodOle00 Says:
    February 28th, 2011 at 10:29 pm
    Some one mentioned a run stuffing DT might be in order for this draft.

    Maybe.

    Maybe not.

    If Henderson can stay healthy enough when it counts he may be worth the scratch Davis paid. What is it? 2 yrs 8 mill?

    Theres also a young kid named Kellen Heard. Look up his stats. Big boy too.

    No idea if he’ll ever do anything but like him. And he’s mean…

    **************************

    Am I crazy? Didn’t we have Heard on the PS?

  • Al Davis Macho Macho Supremo

    Uncle Al is setting the pay scale standards by giving routt a lot of dough, and wimbley, and when all the players on the other teams want the pay scale the raiders are forkin out, there owners will tell them to walk, and Uncle Al will snatch them up. He is once again dominating the trends he has set, a true maverick at work. Uncle Al has a bone to pick. Since he was named the most disgusting sports figure in the country, he has set out on a journey to prove them wrong. And when commissioner goodell hands Uncle Al the Lombardi trophy at next years Supper Bowl, Uncle Al will be very courtious in his acceptannce, and thank his head coach and call this the greatest Raidah team of all time. Uncle Al will become the most admired man figure in sports because he has become a generous genious.

  • http://www.hotmail.com The Dirtee Raccoon

    At 6-6, 355, he is quite a load on either side of the ball who is best known for being a tough defender who hit Colt McCoy late in 2006

  • DKnight007

    Another player I was impressed with today was DE/OLB prospect Ryan Kerrigan. He looked very fluid today and he look in great shape and he has a great motor, work ethic and instincts.

    I would love to see Kerrigan be a Raider…along with Wiz and Cannon as the other players I have been impressed with at the combine.

  • djohnnyg

    Fact is a lot of guys on here would be blasting Al Davis if he DIDN’T spend the $ to keep these guys.

    “We finally get back to respectability and then Al decides to let the guy led the team in sacks get away. Then he loses his Pro Bowl D-lineman and heart of the defense in Seymour, and then Routt, who’s coming off his best year as a Raider”.

    “Way to let all that progress go to he** Al”.

    I’m not gonna lose sleep over all this. Also, Al is not done bringing in players. He hasn’t even started. Expect some good players signing with the Raiders before it’s all said and done.

  • DKnight007

    Ryan Kerrigan….a 6’4, 265 pound beast who can play DE or a WLB/WILL LB

  • http://www.hotmail.com The Dirtee Raccoon

    I would not be suprised to see Roy Schuening get some heavy playin time @ C in Camp/preseason

  • djohnnyg

    How many think this spending on players is Al’s way to break up the players union?

    If enuff players have big contracts waiting for ‘em only IF they play, how eager are guys gonna be to hold out?

    And/or Al is working on a DC who is saying we have to have these certain players to make him wanna come here?

    I’m just throwing some stuff out there.

  • http://www.hotmail.com The Dirtee Raccoon

    So 46 solo tackles and 9 sacks gets you over $11million

    Why is ther no cap on that. The guy may be worth more to this team than the stats say, but not a dub more!

  • http://www.hotmail.com The Dirtee Raccoon

    96 had 10 games WITHOUT A SACK!

  • http://www.hotmail.com The Dirtee Raccoon

    How many kickers in the NFL miss FG’s on purpos, cause thet have side money riding on the point spread?

  • Harder2000

    Wouldnt mind giving Vernon Gholston a shot, still young, great potential, and he would most likely have a better chance to succeed in our 4-3 scheme where he can stay on the line, than in the 3-4 where he is either too small to be on the line, or not athletic enough to play OLB.. He also fits the mold of a Big Al favourite, workoutwarrior with speed, power and high potential.. If we could bring him in without overpaying him, it would be a great pickup imo! Especially as we could use another DE..

  • YoungAmerican

    The Raiders met with California (Pa.) QB Josh Portis at the Scouting Combine.

    http://www.freep.com/article/20110227/SPORTS01/110227006/1049/rss14

  • YoungAmerican

    2) OT/OG Benjamin Ijalana (Villanova), OG/C Stefan Wisniewski (Penn State), OG/OT Marcus Cannon (TCU), OLB Mason Foster (Washington), OG/C John Moffitt (Wisconsin), or CB Curtis Brown (Texas)

    3) NT/DT Jarrell Powe (Ole Miss), C Jake Kirkpatrick (TCU), OT Marcus Gilbert (Florida), or OLB Quan Sturdivant (North Carolina)

    4) FS Robert Sands (West Virginia), DT/NT Ian Williams (Notre Dame), OLB/DE Dontay Moch (Nevada), OLB Casey Matthews (Oregon), or CB/FS Marcus Gilchrist (Clemson)

    5) CB Davon House (New Mexico State), C/OG Brandon Fusco (Slippery Rock), or FB Henry Hynoski (Pitt)

    6) DE/DT Cedrick Thornton (Southern Arkansas) or TE Jordan Cameron (USC)

    7) QB Josh Portis (Cal PA) or WR Ricardo Lockette (Fort Valley State)

    —————

    Attempt to re-sign: Miller (RFA), Bush (RFA), Reece (RFA), Satele, Bryant (RFA), Barnes, Loper, Mario Henderson, and Condo.

    Huff and Gallery will test the FA market. Huff seems open to coming back, but only for the right offer.

    Possible FA targets:

    CB Eric Wright or Richard Marshall
    OT Jammal Brown or Nick Kaczur
    TE Matt Spaeth
    FS Jarrad Page

  • bcz24

    I would seriously give both Woody and Jenkins a look. Vet minimum with play time and achievement accelerators. How nasty would we look with a Dline of Shonasty Jenkins Seymour and Houston. Obvious run downs (less than 3 yards for a 1st) with Houston Jenkins Henderson Seymour across the front… wow.

  • bcz24

    …and Damien Woody (if he can recover from the Achilles) would upgrade C RG or RT immediately, and would be a hell of a guy to be role model for the younger guys. Maybe Woody at RT with Campbell at RG…

  • bcz24

    Wouldnt mind giving Vernon Gholston a shot, still young, great potential, and he would most likely have a better chance to succeed in our 4-3 scheme where he can stay on the line, than in the 3-4
    ************
    Gholston managed 38 tackles in 3 years…. his stats make Nnamdi look like a playmaker! Did you know Gholston had a NINE MILLION DOLLAR bonus in his contract for ONE SACK! $9 million to sack the qb ONE time…. he never achieved it.

  • hwnrdr

    Good Morning Nation!
    Shoot, I will sign that too! 11 Million??? Wouldn’t you?

  • buckeyeraider

    G’Mornin fellas.

    Bcz..Jenkins might be worth bringing in just to kick the tires…take a physical. Seems to me like the guys knees might be shot. Hasn’t he missed almost like two out of the last three seasons? Basically the whole year.

    The guy was a premier D-lineman when he was healthy, though.

  • hwnrdr

    Good Morning YA, Bcz24!
    Gholston had the accelerator for one sack, one forced fumble recovery…Never got it!