Report: Former Brown Kamerion Wimbley could be cut

According to a report by NFL.com’s Jason La Canfora, the Raiders will cut LB Kamerion Wimbley if he doesn’t agree to restructure his contract. A contract he signed before last season.

Wimbley is due to make $11 million this season, with $6.5 million guaranteed, and Oakland is trying to restructure its budget and get under the salary cap. Wimbley also has triggers in his deal that execute $19 million in future guarantees if he’s not released before the start of the league year.

The Raiders still value Wimbley, but are in desperate need of clearing some cap space. Wimbley had 7 sacks last season, and 9 in his first year as a Raider. He has started all 32 games since being traded to Oakland.

  • mgbode

    the amounts and structures of contracts given out by the Raiders past regime continue to amaze me.  it’s going to take them years to clean that house.

  • Deuce

    Bring him back!

  • Mansoor Khan

    Wimbley at RE would be so freaking awesome. 

  • mgbode

    yep, players that change to a more demanding position late in their careers often find success.     sorry, not a fan of the idea.

    (raiders had him at OLB even in their 4-3)

  • Jaker

    If we signed him, would we bring him in as a DE or LB?

  • Mansoor Khan

    There, I changed it for you. I completely forgot that the Raiders were 4-3. I assumed he was a DE for some reason.

  • mgbode

    ok thanks :)

    still not a fan of the idea, but mostly because we have Gocong locked in at SOLB with Fujita backing him up.    We need more speed at the WOLB spot IMO.

  • James Waltrip

    I’d bring him in as a DE that can occasionally drop into coverage.  That would give our D a little more flexibility and a decent rush from both ends.  Then we could still bring in a speed linebacker for the weakside.

  • Mansoor Khan

    I don’t know for sure, but I would assume Wimbley is faster than Fujita… Plus, I bet he’s a better overall player. If Wimbley is better as a SOLB, why not but him on the strong side and move Gocong to the WOLB?

  • mgbode

    because Gocong is also slow and was terrible at WOLB.   he played well at SOLB and I really want to keep him there.

    I am working under the assumption that Fujita is going to be a backup SOLB next year and Wimbley will cost too much to be a backup.

    I guess if we can convince him to sign for a reasonable amount and be a pass-rush specialist DE along with part-time LB, then it’s possible (but I think he’ll get better playtime offers elsewhere)

  • mgbode

    because Gocong is also slow and was terrible at WOLB.   he played well at SOLB and I really want to keep him there.

    I am working under the assumption that Fujita is going to be a backup SOLB next year and Wimbley will cost too much to be a backup.

    I guess if we can convince him to sign for a reasonable amount and be a pass-rush specialist DE along with part-time LB, then it’s possible (but I think he’ll get better playtime offers elsewhere)

  • Craig

    I was assuming they would use him as DE.  Wasn’t he a DE in college?  He’s speed that the old Browns regime tried to force into a new position and just never really worked.  Here at least.  I’d love for him to come back.

  • Henry Brown

    Not sure why he couldn’t play DE?

  • mgbode

    he hasn’t done it playing for a 3-4 or 4-3 team.  i just wouldn’t expect it other than as a situational pass-rush DE IMO.

  • Mansoor Khan

    He DID play DE in college but when we drafted him, I think we though he wasn’t heavy enough so we moved him to OLB. 

  • Mansoor Khan

    That doesn’t sound bad. I dunno. I’m liking some of the LBs I saw at the combine that were running 4.4s. I wouldn’t mind drafting a OLB with one of our first round picks.