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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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  • bcz24

    Jenkins has played in 7 of the last 32 games, but to give the guy a million bucks and some incentives wouldnt be that bad. He was a full time NT for the Jets the last two years, but maybe the guy could hold up to being a rotational player in our defense.

  • bcz24

    I would have paid the opposing Olineman 1 million to let me get to his QB. Id still get 8 million!

  • hwnrdr

    Clements got cut…Flozell Adams, and Bernard Berrian also!

  • hwnrdr

    I know…big deal!

  • bcz24

    Nate Clements could be a guy to look at, hes in the bay area, and could help if we lose Nnamdi. He isnt as good as Routt or even CJ but I gotta think he is better than McFadden and Ware right now, and hell maybe Woodson could get out of him what the Niners thought they were back when they took him from Buffalo. Flozell the hotel is done. Too old. Bernard Berrian wont get a look from us. He would only beat out DHB of our current wide outs and we certainly arent looking to replace him.

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    GOOD MORNING SPORT’S FAN’S.I WOULD SIGN FOR 11 MIL. HWNRDR.THAT WOULD BE THE MIN. THOUGH NO LESS. GOT 2 KEEP UP MY EXTRAVAGENT LIFESTYLE U KNOW..

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    CHECK

  • hwnrdr

    LOL @ Dirt Lot!

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    Good morning all.

    I’m not staying long.There’s some kind of problem either at my end or this site.I can post for only a short time then it stops me.Did it to me last week and yesterday when I was making myself look foolish.

    Any ideas?

    If anyone from this site has an answer please post it.

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    Wouldn’t get out of bed for less than 11m.

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    Later Raiders.

  • hwnrdr

    Was there any error messages Neil?

  • buckeyeraider

    Sure seems like Al is going against the grain this offseason. Is AD flipping the league the bird again?

    While the rest of the owners are crying poverty and cutting players and salary left and right, Big Al is dealing out lucrative, record breaking contracts.

    Mike Brown and some of the other owners must be seething. lol.

  • buckeyeraider

    Mike Brown might be the worst of the lying, greedy owners. He’s making money hand over fist, and refuses to spend money to improve his team.

    Then he goes on record and talks about how the owners need a bigger piece of the pie, because they have such horrible expenss that people don’t realize, like the upkeep and cost of improvements for their stadiums.

    Only problem with that is The Brown family doesn’t spend one red cent towards those costs. The taxpayers of Hamilton County are on the hook for those bills.

    What a joke.

  • hwnrdr

    Who is Mike Brown the owner for?

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    THE BUNGLE’S..

  • hwnrdr

    Ahhh…

  • buckeyeraider

    Hwnrdr,

    The Bungles. He is the son of Paul Brown, a football legend. The son is an incompetent boob who’s only interest is making money.

    Be thankful for Al Davis. You can question his methods and some of his draft reaches. AD has his flaws, but no reasonable person can question his will to win.

    The man is constantly trying to improve his football team, and is willing to spend money to do it.

    It’s been a long, trying seven years for Raider fans, but I believe he has this team on the verge of being very competitive again. I expect them to win the West in 2011, if there is a 2011 season.

    Surely, these fools aren’t greedy and stupid enough to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.

  • http://0 Bob Marley

    Raiders OLB Kamerion Wimbley finished as the Top Rated 4-3 OLB in Pro Football Focus rankings.

    Interesting, here’s how this guys come up with their rankings:

    Pro Football Focus explained:

    The goal of our detailed grading process is to gauge how players execute their roles over the course of a game by looking at the performance of each individual on each play.

    We look beyond the stat sheet at game footage to try to gain an understanding of how well a lineman is blocking on a given play, how much space and help a runner is being given on a play, how effectively a pass rusher brings pressure or how well a defender covers a receiver.

    We collect lots of extra statistics such as yards after catch, yards after contact, missed tackles, dropped passes etc., but our real focus is on grading individual performance on each play.

    Did an offensive lineman seal his block to spring the runner through a hole? Did a defensive lineman beat his block to force a runner to change the play direction in the backfield? Was the crucial third-down completion due to the quarterback beating the coverage or a breakdown in coverage?

    We examine not just the statistical result of a play, but the context of that statistic.

    The defensive tackle may have made a tackle on a play, but if it was third and 5 and he got blown 4 yards off of the ball to make the tackle after a 6-yard gain, that’s not a good play.

    What do we they grade?.

    Throughout the course of the season (regular season and playoffs) we grade every single offensive, defensive and special teams snap.

    We log data such as the point of attack of a running play, the location a pass was thrown and hang time of kicks and punts before moving on to the player-performance analysis.

    ——————————————————
    “Outside Linebacker:

    Kamerion Wimbley (Oakland Raiders)

    How did this guy get no press? 36 quarterback disruptions as he rushed the passer in nickel situations, and some really strong work in run defense. Finished the year as our top ranked 4-3 outside linebacker. Great pick up.

    Moving On Up: OLB Kamerion Wimbley.

    A change of scenery did him good. Sent packing from Cleveland’s 3-4 defense to a fresh start in Oakland’s 4-3, Wimbley exploded.

    He jumped from the bottom five 3-4 OLB’s in 2009 to the top spot among 4-3 OLB’s in 2010. Wimbley was stronger as a pass rusher from the year before, but we saw a bigger leap in his Run D, improving from -8.6 to a +13.3 grade.”

  • buckeyeraider

    Nice read. Thanks Bob.

    Do you have a link to their site. I’d like to read how Seymour, Kelly and others fared according to their rankings. Thanks.

  • http://0 Bob Marley

    Still not worth 11 million, but they had to put the tag on him to keep him from hitting Free Agency.

    He was supposed to have that buyback for 3.5 million, but when that wasn’t allowed, it left the Raiders with no time to work a long term deal, hopefully now they can get to work on such a deal.

  • http://0 Bob Marley

    Buckeye

    It’s profootballfocus.com

    Their rankings are hard to find, I think they a have a premium service that you have to pay for in order to gain full access.

  • http://0 Bob Marley

    I also found their All-AFC West team, wich included:

    Defensive End

    Richard Seymour (Oakland Raiders)

    Seymour was mighty impressive in 2010, getting to the quarterback aplenty (37 QB disruptions) and being a menace in the run game.

    Defensive Tackle/ End

    Tommy Kelly (Oakland Raiders)

    Is it cheating a bit to use Kelly like this? We had to find room for him, if not solely on the back of some superb pass rushing that saw him grade as our 3rd-highest defensive tackle.

    Inside Linebacker

    Rolando McClain (Oakland Raiders)

    The Raiders may have expected more plays from McClain, but he did enough to show he’s going to be a force against the run for years to come.

    Safety

    Michael Huff (Oakland Raiders)

    Another Raider defender who hasn’t received the kudos he deserved. Really good range and a decent enough blitzer as well. Has taken awhile, but starting to live up to his draft status.

    Special Teamer

    Stevie Brown (Oakland Raiders)

    Hurt himself with two penalties, but 13 special-teams tackles represent a good return.

  • http://0 Bob Marley

    They placed Richard Seymour at DE because they said: “We’re using a 4-3/3-4 hybrid in this defense.”

  • hwnrdr

    Thanks Buckeye…never knew he was the son of the great Paul Brown (as I forgot he was with Cincinatti). But yes, I’ll stick with Al and his crazy ways of trying to win! At least he wants to!

  • buckeyeraider

    Thanks Bob.

    You’re right, they need to work out a long term deal with Wimbley. Bring down that yearly cap figure, if there is a cap at all.

    It sounds like Wimbley liked it in Oakland, and he and his agent are eager to get an extension done. So, it shouldn’t be too hard.

    The guy burst on to the scene as a rookie with the Browns with 11 sacks. Then his play kinda dipped in the 3-4.

    I thought the guy might be reborn with a change of scenery. Looked the Raiders had a steal when he had those five sacks in one half vs. da Bears.

    Even if it was only in preseason that was an impressive display of pass rush ability.

  • bcz24

    I read that article too where Brown was crying woe is me about stadium upkeep, when his stadium is 100% supported and maintained by the local tax payers. Also an FYI, he and Ralph Wilson are the only two owners to abstain from the vote on the previous CBA. Cincy has a wonderful stadium for its fans, but Mike Brown is effin clueless on what it takes to run a franchise. He wont even pony up for an indoor practice field, which is ridiculous in the North East.

  • bcz24

    The only thing I will say about Wimbley is he had far to many games where he was invisible. I mean half his sacks were in one game (the finale against KC) and I think all 9 sacks came from 4 games total. I would like to see more consistancy out of this guy, but he is definitely a keeper. Now we need to upgrade the other side, I think QG would be better suited to be a pass rushing end than a full time OLB. RoMac is gonna be a beast IMO. I know there is a lot of hate around here for him, but I think that will all change this year.

  • Davy Jones

    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?

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

    Getting him back at $3.5 sounded like EXTRAORDINARILY GOOD management. You want to blame Al for putting a buyback into the contract that the league considered illegal, fine- not the only GM ever to have a deal voided by the NFL.

    But this is the franchise tag, and so calling this “bad management” would depend on showing that Wimbley doesn’t deserve the amount of money the tag pays.

    Weren’t you just in here pimping the Rooneys? They just franchised Lamar Woodley, who had one more sack and eight less solo tackles at OLB than Wimbley. Was that an example of sound management?

  • buckeyeraider

    Bcz,

    I don’t know if I’d say there’s A LOT of hate for RoMac on here.

    In fact, I’d say about 90% of it emanates from a small accounting office in the middle of Podunk, Missouri.

    Right, Rockstar? lol.

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Al is on a hot streak! go go go! I just hope he doesn’t run out of money before he hires a DC!

  • buckeyeraider

    I don’t think the buyback clause was Al’s fault. I believe it was in his original contract between KW’s agent and the Cleveland Browns.

    So, unfortunately that lil snafu that made it null and void cost the raiders some money.

    However, it will all be moot if a new long term deal is reached. That sounds like a pretty good probability at this point. hopefully.

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    So… Seymore, Routt, and Wimbley @ 10+ per. The salary cap for the 2009 season was 130 mill. So…Al must think 2011 will be an uncapped year, that or he plans to reduce his roster from 53 to 15 players.

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    Good Morning Raider Nation!
    ;) _

  • bcz24

    In fact, I’d say about 90% of it emanates from a small accounting office in the middle of Podunk, Missouri.

    Right, Rockstar? lol.
    *********
    Truth. I stand corrected.

  • bcz24

    I very highly doubt the owners will institute a salary cap AFTER they have already begun making financial decisions. That wouldnt be very sound management on their part at all.

  • Dakota

    83.Macho Man Randy Savage Says:
    March 1st, 2011 at 7:50 am
    So… Seymore, Routt, and Wimbley @ 10+ per. The salary cap for the 2009 season was 130 mill. So…Al must think 2011 will be an uncapped year, that or he plans to reduce his roster from 53 to 15 players.
    ++++++++++

    Iron man football!

  • DutchRaider77

    Wimbley’s buy-back option was not created by Al Davis but was in the original contract he signed with the Browns, that the league originally approved. (Since the league approves all rookie contracts)

    The league/Browns should give the Raiders some compensation for the pick since it would seem to me it had to be a selling point when the Browns offered Wimbley for the 3rd round pick.

  • Dakota

    86.bcz24 Says:
    March 1st, 2011 at 8:03 am
    I very highly doubt the owners will institute a salary cap AFTER they have already begun making financial decisions. That wouldnt be very sound management on their part at all.
    +++++++++++++++

    Just because ONE team is going bonkers, doesn’t mean the other owners have done the same thing and have positioned themselves poorly for a potential salary cap.

  • Just Win Baby

    It isn’t my money, but it seems that they could have spent more wisely and kept nnamdi AND most of these other guys.

  • bcz24

    Just because ONE team is going bonkers, doesn’t mean the other owners have done the same thing and have positioned themselves poorly for a potential salary cap.
    **********
    I disagree. It seems like Al is going bonkers, but he doesnt have a first round pick to spend money on, our QB is one of the lowest paid in the league, as will be our OLine. I bet a restructuring is immenant for DHB too, as he clearly hasnt lived up to his contract. We may not agree with how Al is spending the cash or where it is going, but I really dont believe that Al is putting the franchise in a position that it wouldnt be fiscally stable. We all thought the money tree was getting cut down a few years again when we pissed tons of money away (with a cap in place) on DHall, Jwalker etc. and here we are, still able to make these deals.

  • bcz24

    Just Win Baby Says:
    March 1st, 2011 at 8:14 am
    It isn’t my money, but it seems that they could have spent more wisely and kept nnamdi AND most of these other guys.
    *******
    Seems that way, but maybe Al has already talked to Nnamdi, and Nnamdi told him to put the checkbook away. Seems everyone in the know thinks Nnamdi wants a change of scenery, so maybe they arent wrong. I think if Nnamdi REALLY wanted to be back he would already have a deal in hand.

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    Herrera: “I don’t think we’ve ever said we’re looking for a defensive coordinator.”

    I guess we’re stuck with Bresnahan??

  • Davy Jones

    If the owners want an 18 game season, that means an increased roster to get through it. Just one of many reasons that the salary cap might go up as part of negotations. I’m not worried about the amount that Al is spending, it may look cheap when all is said and done.

    If the buy back option wasn’t created by Al Davis, then yes, keeping your sacks leader from hitting FA by using the franchise tag is sound management.

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

    Al Davis better hope the league keeps Revenue Sharing at a pretty generous rate.

  • DutchRaider77

    What do you guys think of Sidney Rice?

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    March 1st, 2011 at 8:42 am
    What do you guys think of Sidney Rice?

    —————

    Bernard Berrian too!!

    Go get’em Al!!!

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    test

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

    R8eray

    I’m here, I wanted to join the Red-Blooded American morning crew today.

  • DKnight007

    93.r8eray Says:
    March 1st, 2011 at 8:25 am
    Herrera: “I don’t think we’ve ever said we’re looking for a defensive coordinator.”

    I guess we’re stuck with Bresnahan??

    ^^^^^^^
    Ay vey! Ugh