Agent Joe Linta tells PFT that Wimbley has been given the news that he’ll be given his walking papers.
“He’s cut,” Linta said via email. “We tried this afternoon to make it work this afternoon, but there were too many constraints with the Raiders cap and cash situation. [G.M.] Reggie [McKenzie] was a real pro trying to make it work. Good guy. Kamerion is going to take the weekend to see which teams may have an interest.”
The move had to happen Friday because if Wimbley were on the roster as of Saturday, an additional $4.5 million in 2012 base salary would have become fully guaranteed, $11 million in full salary guarantee for 2013 would have been triggered, and $2 million of Wimbley’s base salary in 2014 would have become fully guaranteed.
Thus, the Raiders avoiding $17.5 million by cutting Wimbley.
And so he hits the open market, only three days after the market opened. Don’t be surprised if he lands with the Chiefs. Coach Romeo Crennel drafted Wimbley in 2006, when Crennel was head coach of the Browns.