More than half of Wimbley’s 2012 salary is guaranteed

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We wrote Friday about the future of Raiders linebacker Kamerion Wimbley, noting that Oakland will have a difficult time deciding whether to pay Wimbley $11 million in 2012.

We didn’t know about one complicating factor: The Raiders have to pay Wimbley $6.5 million whether they keep him or not, according to Adam Caplan.  (As Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune points out, most of Wimbley’s reported “guaranteed” money was bogus.)

More than half of Wimbley’s salary is guaranteed for this season, even if Oakland cuts him. So the team could save $4.5 million by letting Wimbley go by March 17 or pay $11 million to keep him. That helps to explain why Wimbley feels no desire to restructure his deal; he has all the leverage.

Add up the numbers and cutting Wimbley will be even more difficult to swallow for Oakland now. It doesn’t make a lot of sense if they are going to pay him big money anyway. They may as well get something for it.

27 responses to “More than half of Wimbley’s 2012 salary is guaranteed

  1. I would live for him to get released and come to B-Lo as their SLBer in the new 4-3. I know I am dreaming but would love for him a new DE and a Second WR to come out of FA before the draft.

  2. really Steelerhypocrite? I would suggest you keep your mouth shut about other organizations until atleast, at bare minimum, you get the rest of your players’ contracts restructured, so you can even afford a rookie class.

  3. The Raiders in bad shape. No cap room because of a roster filled with overpaid players, and no draft picks to start filling the holes. It’s going to take a couple of seasons for the new management in Oakland to dig out of this hole. I see a few years of last place finishes for the Raiders. But that’s what their fans are used to.

  4. Unless he restructures his contract the Raiders won’t keep him. As I understand it, if he is on the roster after March 17 even more money is guaranteed in 2013 and 2014, not just 2012.

  5. mrslay1 says: Feb 19, 2012 8:27 PM

    Where else are you going to get a guy of his level for 4.5 million? This seems simple.
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    Total compensation is 11 million!

  6. That is the point or did you not read they have to pay him 6.5 million anyway even if he goes somewhere else. That means they would have him for 4.5 million for the season… Is this really that hard to understand?

  7. It’s gonna suck for PFT next year when the Raiders are about as intriguing as the Seahawks….Thanks Reggie.

  8. humb0lt says:
    Feb 19, 2012 10:30 PM
    The Raiders in bad shape. No cap room because of a roster filled with overpaid players, and no draft picks to start filling the holes. It’s going to take a couple of seasons for the new management in Oakland to dig out of this hole. I see a few years of last place finishes for the Raiders. But that’s what their fans are used to.

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    As long as Carson Bomber is dropping 4 bills on San Diego and were winning – we’ll deal with it.

    You liked that a$% whooping on NFL Network in San Diego didnt you? I know i did.

    RAIDER NATION FOREVER!

  9. humb0lt says:
    Feb 19, 2012 10:30 PM
    The Raiders in bad shape. No cap room because of a roster filled with overpaid players, and no draft picks to start filling the holes. It’s going to take a couple of seasons for the new management in Oakland to dig out of this hole. I see a few years of last place finishes for the Raiders. But that’s what their fans are used to.

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    Dude, you must be on meth and not the herb, because you spew nothing but lunacy.

    Analyst, NFL pundits and the media have said this for the last decade. But tell me, when (if ever) was the last time the Raiders were so cashed strapped against the cap they couldn’t sign the guys they truly wanted?

    Oakland, despite all their faults record and standings wise, have been very good handling the cap situation.

    It was only a year ago when the Raiders were “strapped”. But, Al Davis was still able to give Richard Seymour, Kamerion Wimbley and Stanford Routt big-time money.

    Dating back to when Bruce Allen was the de-facto GM negotiating contracts to Mike Lombardi to Al Davis, Oakland gets the players they want, no matter the cost.

  10. Hey Humbolt, you clown, why don’t you go back to reading about how many quality players have left the Chargeless in recent years. History shows SD fans are the ones used to last place finishes.

  11. As pointed out by one of the bloggers on Jerry Mac’s blog. Wimbley is top ten in the league on pass rush. Not just sacs, but if you look at snaps played (sacs, qb hurries, and hits) better than Clay Mathews. You will not get more production from another player for 4.5 mill. Heck you probably can’t get more production from a player at 11 million. Wimbley will be a Raider in 12′.

  12. Ya, the Raiders are in “bad shape” because they’re full of young and talented players.

    Chargers are in great shape though, because they’re full of aging players who are past their prime.

    dumbolt strikes again.

  13. tatum064 says:
    Feb 20, 2012 12:14 AM

    You liked that a$% whooping on NFL Network in San Diego didnt you? I know i did.

    RAIDER NATION FOREVER!
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    yeah, that must have been great for Raiders fans. A week 10 win. wow. amazing. i hope you took pictures to remember such an amazing moment.

    week 17 was also pretty awesome. Remember that? Remember when the Chargers embarrassed the Raiders in Oakland and destroyed their season and playoff hopes? I do. It was hilarious. I think I actually saw some of those special needs kids in halloween costumes that sit in the end zones in Oakland crying after the game. Not nice Oakland, you shouldn’t subject the mentally handicapped to such horrible football play. It’s cute that you let them dress up though.

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