The Cleveland Browns reportedly picked up a third-round draft pick when they traded their 2006 first-round pick, Kamerion Wimbley, to the Oakland Raiders.
Clark Judge of CBSSports.com reports that the Browns got a third-round pick in this year’s draft. Chris Mortensen of ESPN posted on Twitter that the Raiders were among “lots of teams” that wanted Wimbley, and that the Raiders got him because their third-round pick was higher than other teams’ offerings.
For the Browns, it’s yet another sign that team president Mike Holmgren wants to stock up on draft picks and re-build the team from the ground up.
Adam Caplan of Scout.com, who first broke the news of the Wimbley trade, reports that Wimbley will make $1.065 million in base salary for 2010. Caplan also reports that the final season of Wimbley’s six-year rookie contract will void, but there’s an up to $7.765 million buyback for 2011 based on statistical achievement from previous seasons.