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Report: Wimbley will sign his franchise tender

Philip Rivers, Kamerion Wimbley

Despite an intention by the NFLPA to challenge 2011 franchise tenders applied by NFL teams from February 10 through February 24, nothing stops a player from accepting the offer.

Several have, and now Raiders linebacker Kamerion Wimbley will be joining them.

Adam Caplan of FOXSports.com reports that that Wimbley will sign his franchise tender, converting the contested tender offer to a binding one-year contract that will pay Wimbley $11.312 million for one season, guaranteed.

That’s a healthy increase over the $3.5 million buyback the Raiders had attempted to exercise before the league determined that it violated the 30-percent rule.

Wimbley, a first-round draft pick of the Browns in 2006, was traded last year to Oakland.  He started every game of the 2010 season with the Raiders.

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15 Responses to “Report: Wimbley will sign his franchise tender”
  1. bebopa says: Feb 28, 2011 11:22 PM

    wonder why this guy couldnt play for the Browns, go figure. Just one reason why they are always rebuilding

  2. charly0418 says: Feb 28, 2011 11:30 PM

    Well deserved, he was the best OLB according to Profootball Focus ratings.

    I wonder however, what the hell happened to him in Cleveland, why didnt it work out

  3. help me says: Feb 28, 2011 11:50 PM

    I am surprised he didn’t sign it 3 seconds after it was offered.

  4. psychoraider904 says: Feb 28, 2011 11:59 PM

    I like the fact we’re keeping Wimbley but leave to Al to overpay another player.

  5. p4hbiz says: Mar 1, 2011 1:08 AM

    I’m glad we’re getting this guy back~ Look @ Rivers on the pic wishing we didn’t.. lol..

    Get used to it for the nxt few years Charger Fans!

    12-4 in 2011

  6. boknowsvt says: Mar 1, 2011 5:13 AM

    Glad to have him back, but not for “Franchise Player” money.

  7. foobarfoofoo says: Mar 1, 2011 6:25 AM

    can anybody elaborate on why it is allowed to put the franchise tag on him?

    That violates the 30 percent rule as well …

    I don’t get it. “No, you cannot increas his base salary by more than 30 percent under the rules of the uncapped year because any team would use the uncapped year to push most of the base salary to a year where there is no cap.”

    However, you can happily slap the franchise tag on him, increasing his base salary by a whopping 400 percent. And push most of the base salary to the uncapped year.

    I KNOW THE NEXT SEASON MOST likely will be capped, but the 30 percent rule stems from the uncapped year (under which regulations the teams are still operating).

    Hence, any team can violate the 30 percent rule by simply using the franchise tag.

    makes s-e-n-s-e, NFL lawyer nitwits.

  8. jets911will says: Mar 1, 2011 6:50 AM

    He’s making 11.3 million this year
    Richard Seymour is making about 15 million this year
    None of that money is being used to sign Asomugha.

    Go Al Davis!

  9. jc1958cool says: Mar 1, 2011 7:08 AM

    what is al up to with all the signings? maybe with $$$ in their face they’ll cave in!

  10. Keyser Söze says: Mar 1, 2011 7:35 AM

    That’s a great picture of Wimbley.

  11. aldavisisthenfl says: Mar 1, 2011 7:52 AM

    another crazy Al deal gone bad……..hehehe……..

  12. jlb10 says: Mar 1, 2011 8:17 AM

    i agree with foobarfoofoo. makes no sense at all!

  13. lunarpie says: Mar 1, 2011 10:50 AM

    What are all you nay sayers talking about? Wimbley is a young BA OLB on the verge of reaching his prime years. Give em some credit!

  14. radrntn says: Mar 1, 2011 11:29 AM

    keep em coming al…now we just have gallery, nnamdi and huff to sign before friday. Bush and miller will be rfa’s under the new cba so need to be concerned w/ them right now, unless we get them to sign 4 yr deals. I expect wimbley to sign a long term deal as well.

    Go Al , Go Raiders!

  15. sakafied says: Mar 1, 2011 6:21 PM

    im assuming that the 30% rule is in place so that teams cannot front load on multi-year contracts in an uncapped year, otherwise every single team would offer their franchise players with ridiculously front loaded contracts to make cap room for later years. the franchise tag is for one year.

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