ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders have told linebacker Kamerion Wimbley they will release him one year into a $48 million, five-year deal.
Agent Joe Linta said in an email Friday that he was unable to work out a new contract with general manager Reggie McKenzie so the Raiders decided to cut Wimbley instead.
Oakland gave Wimbley the big contract last summer.
He was paid $5 million in 2011 and is still guaranteed an additional $6.5 million from the Raiders. The team would have been on the hook for $4.5 million more in 2012 if Wimbley was on the roster Saturday, as well as an additional $13 million in guaranteed money for the rest of the deal.
Wimbley had seven sacks, 21.5 quarterback knockdowns and 9.5 hurries last season, according to STATS LLC.
we might be able to get him to sign a 1 year cheap deal due to the 6.5mil the raiders will pay him this season. could really help our inside pass rush! i say offer him a 3 million dollar deal for one year with the option for next year at 6 million