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Decision day for Wimbley, Raiders

By Steve Corkran
Monday, March 12th, 2012 at 12:43 pm in Oakland Raiders.

On a day in which 28 teams received $1.6 million in additional salary cap space as a result of transgressions by the Redskins and Cowboys, the Raiders are busy worrying about some final manueverings before the start of free agency.
Naturally, the most-pressing decision is whether to honor the $11 million salary for outside linebacker Kamerion Wimbley or just sever ties, eat $6.5 million of guaranteed money for 2012 and be satisfied with a $4.5 million saving this season alone.
Wimbley’s agent, Joe Linta, said Sunday that he hasn’t received a call from the Raiders of late and that he hasn’t made any to general manager Reggie McKenzie.
In other words, McKenzie isn’t interested in redoing Wimbley’s deal, at least before free agency starts, or else he wouldn’t have waited this long. Free agency commences Tuesday.
The NFL punished the Redskins and Cowboys for front-loading contracts in 2010 during an uncapped year, which resulted in the Cowboys losing $10 million in cap space and the Redskins $36 million, according to an ESPN report.
In turn, 29 teams received an additional $1.6 million in cap room. The Raiders and Saints are the only two teams unaffected by the league’s ruling. Presumably, the Raiders and Saints also were guilty, just to a far-lesser degree.

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  • Gdog

    His tackle frequency of 8.68% ranks him 45th of 50 qualifying ILBs and is actually a regression from his 9.13% from last year
    >>>>

    I wonder if that is even taking into consideration how many times he took himself completely out of the play by guessing on the wrong gap, or getting blocked out of the play inadvertently because he was maniacally trying to help out one of our linemen with their assignment?

    Allen has his hands full trying to salvage this mutt… but hey, something “snapped” in Asum’s head in his third year in the NFL… anything is possible…

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    POST-147,MT THOUGHTS EXACTLY.GUY WHO SITS NEEXT TO ME AT GAMES THINKS IM CRAZY..

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Beeecham: Stain Stick that garment to within an inch of its life, wait a couple hours, then wash it on COLD. If the stains haven’t gone away, repeat until they do.

  • joker94583

    Jason Laconfora just tweeted the Raiders are releasing Kevin Boss.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    I thought somebody-or-other with the team was really talking up Ausberry. Maybe we’re going with him for the receiving TE and Gordon for blocking TE?

  • RaiderRockstar

    Raiders tender RFA Desmond Bryant and ERFAs Mason Brodine, Bryan McCann, Marcel Reece; confirm contract restructure for Aaron Curry

    ***

    @ ray

    is this a joke?

    why would we make any effort to retain Mason Brodine & Bryan McCann ???

  • RaiderRockstar

    I thought somebody-or-other with the team was really talking up Ausberry

    ***

    @Duck

    it was Carson Palmer

  • RaiderRockstar

    Palmer also talked up Reece & Branch!

    Reece got tendered. Branch got tagged

    we need to get CP3 interviewed more often :)

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Raiders tender RFA Desmond Bryant and ERFAs Mason Brodine, Bryan McCann, Marcel Reece; confirm contract restructure for Aaron Curry

    ***

    @ ray

    is this a joke?

    why would we make any effort to retain Mason Brodine & Bryan McCann ???

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

    Because they’re cheap, and some level of skill. We can always cut them during camp if they suck.

  • JLofty

    Oh snap! what am gunna do with my Boss jersey NOW?!?!

  • RaiderDebo

    guest123 Says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 10:47 am
    You gotta wonder about Tebow’s trade value. What would he realistically go for if the only team who would possibly want him is Jacksonville. Also the Jags remember traded up to get into the top 10 to take Gabbert. And their new OC is a pocket passer system coordinator. Don’t think he’d be too warm to Tebow’s run first system. And realistically Tebow will never be a pocket passer. Not with that baseball windup.

    I say the Jags lowball a 6th round offer. Take it or leave it. And the Donks will agree.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    The vindication of JR!!! Biggest screw job in history. Denver needs to sign Peyton and JR. Make this happen Elway.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/afcwest/post/_/id/982/elway-worried-for-russell-hammers-raiders

  • Master Beeecham

    RaiderDuck Says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Beeecham: Stain Stick that garment to within an inch of its life, wait a couple hours, then wash it on COLD. If the stains haven’t gone away, repeat until they do.

    ——————–

    Duck Dawg, I forgot I have an endorsement deal with Bike and a new box of XXL jockstraps just arrived.

    I was considering switching to Under Armor because they had offered my package an attractive package.

    But in the end the Beech Dawgettes said they prefer the fabric texture of Bike’s bread basket on their lips.

  • qodrn1

    Well, according to Adam S., the Raiders have been penalized by the NFL for releasing Jamarcus Russell. Yep. That one.

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

  • RaiderDebo

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 2:46 pm
    Gotta give credit to blog GM JFB !!!

    he called the Kevin Boss cut before Reggie McKenzie was even hired. Said Reggie loves him some cheap TE’s in the later rounds of the draft
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Yeah, and he also wrote eulogies for Huff and Curry. 1 out of 3 ain’t bad. I like this move though.

  • Hardline

    Gdog Says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I wonder if that is even taking into consideration how many times he took himself completely out of the play by guessing on the wrong gap, or getting blocked out of the play inadvertently because he was maniacally trying to help out one of our linemen with their assignment?
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Gdog,

    If you are talking about Boyd….Jerome Boyd…..he may not be the brightest buld in the pack, but at least he tries, and always lends a hand to the lineman, even if he does miss his assignment.

  • JLofty

    Jamayonnaise Russel. The herpes of the Oakland Raider franchise!

  • Raiderbuck

    Adam Schefter
    Raiders plan to release TE Kevin Boss, who last summer signed a four-year, $16 million deal, including $6 million guaranteed.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Boss was a horrible signing, wasn’t very good, and his cocunut is damaged goods.

    Was pretty obvious he was a possibility to be cut.

    He made more money last year, than Jimmy Graham, Jermichael Finley and Rob Gronkowski COMBINED!!

  • JLofty

    Boyd and Giordano: cheapest starting safety duo in Pro Bowl history!

  • Gdog

    Rolando McClain is a better NFL player after his first two years than Darren McFadden, DHB, Nnamdi, Stan Routt and Mike MItchell are/were.
    >>>>

    If true, not by much.

  • Tjbwall

    Who needs 4 Te anyways
    Hopefully Mckinzie sees some finley in Ausberry
    I like Gordon & Myers is solid

  • Just Fire Baby

    Yeah, and he also wrote eulogies for Huff and Curry

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

    Eulogies? Not so.

    I said Curry should take a pay-cut or bail, he took the pay-cut. I still don’t think he will be a full-time starter next year.

    And I like Huffy. Overpaid, and if he didn’t restructure he would have been waived as well, but he makes plays in the secondary to get the defense off the field, which is world-beating with our defense.

  • No Mas Diamante

    Boss is only two concussions from retirement anyway. next man up. Sounds like Ausberry is going to be playing a biger role.

  • JLofty

    I guess Huge screwed the pooch on that Boss deal cuz Al drafted two TEs and had Myers on the roster already. Unless Al just HAD to have him Kevin Boss and nothing Huge and Saunders could say would change his mind. Soooooo glad to have ReggieMcK calling the shots now…

  • Just Fire Baby

    Gotta give credit to blog GM JFB !!!

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

    Next step, trade Jacoby Ford!!

  • Gdog

    Gdog,

    If you are talking about Boyd….Jerome Boyd…..he may not be the brightest buld in the pack, but at least he tries, and always lends a hand to the lineman, even if he does miss his assignment.
    >>>>

    McClain.

    Boyd should not even be in the NFL.

  • Silverandblack666

    I said the Boss cut was coming weeks ago as Meyers had a better year earning a lot less money.

    We have 4 TE’s on our roster and Ausberry is going to be great.

    This move makes sense.

  • Marks hair

    Boss is bo loss

  • Marks hair

    No loss

  • JLofty

    Ausberry is a mathcup NIGHTMARE. NO WAY you cover him with a LB and I’m not so sure a safety is much better. Or do you throw a 5-9 180lb nickel CB on him? I hope that kid scores a 100 TDs in silver and black!

  • r8eray

    NEW POST!!

  • Gdog

    If Boyd was a center fielder he’d let a pop up land behind him by 15 feet. I’m pretty sure most any small college FS could have done a better job… as well as many of us…

  • No Mas Diamante

    If we can get a stud TE then the WR’s we have on the roster already will do just fine.

  • Raiderbuck

    The Oakland Raiders
    The Oakland Raiders made one-year contract tenders to restricted free agent DL Desmond Bryant and exclusive rights free agents, DE Mason Brodine, CB Bryan McCann and FB Marcel Reece. In addition, the Raiders confirm the restructure of LB Aaron Curry’s contract.

  • Hardline

    Gdog, 182

    I’m joking about Boyd. I have always been at a loss why he was ever hired – I suppose just in case they needed a warm body.

  • fingers

    Ja’Mayonnaise?…166…that’s a good one…Lol….

  • RaiderSam

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 2:52 pm
    Raiders tender RFA Desmond Bryant and ERFAs Mason Brodine, Bryan McCann, Marcel Reece; confirm contract restructure for Aaron Curry

    ***

    @ ray

    is this a joke?

    why would we make any effort to retain Mason Brodine & Bryan McCann ???

    ————

    They see something they like, and they are cheap. Get used to a lot of these types and UDFA’s. Also Eddie McGee seems to have some value, as Palmer was working out (throwing to him) earlier this year.

  • RaiderSam

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 3:00 pm
    Boss was a horrible signing, wasn’t very good, and his cocunut is damaged goods.

    Was pretty obvious he was a possibility to be cut.

    He made more money last year, than Jimmy Graham, Jermichael Finley and Rob Gronkowski COMBINED!!

    =======

    Maybe Finley is on the radar? Or Martellus Bennett (of the Cowboys?)

  • RaiderSam

    No Mas Diamante Says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 3:07 pm
    If we can get a stud TE then the WR’s we have on the roster already will do just fine.
    ==========

    Georgia’s Orson Charles may drop after his DUI

  • Raidernationdave

    38Cs Says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Releasing Rolando would just be stupid. Anyone else thinking the same thing is also stupid.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Stupid is as stupid does Forrest. One example would be firing a gun near the head of a “friend” a few days before a big game with a conference opponent.

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