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Titans, Kamerion Wimbley agree to five-year deal

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On Monday night Kamerion Wimbley and the Tennessee Titans were close to a deal, and on Tuesday morning the deal is done.

Adam Caplan reports that the Titans and Wimbley have agreed to terms on a five-year, $35 million deal with $13.5 million guaranteed and $11.5 million in the first season.

Wimbley was a highly sought-after free agent pass rusher who had drawn interest from several teams. He decided to cancel two other trips when he liked what the Titans were offering.

The 28-year-old Wimbley started his career with the Browns as the 13th overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft. He had 11 sacks as a rookie but hasn’t been able to match that production since. He has, however, had a good couple of years in Oakland the last two seasons, recording a total of 16 sacks, and the durable Wimbley has only missed one game in his career.

Wimbley has played outside linebacker for most of his career but the Titans plan to use him as a full-time defensive end.

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30 Responses to “Titans, Kamerion Wimbley agree to five-year deal”
  1. mjbulls45 says: Mar 20, 2012 9:15 AM

    he is solid in all aspects, but as a pass rusher he is a MONSTER ,

    he can takeover a game,

    Thursday night football, Raiders – Chargers, Wimbley was the reason Oakland won,

    he had 4 sacks in the game and was un-blockable and harrassed Rivers all night,

  2. Nikhil Balakumar says: Mar 20, 2012 9:17 AM

    good signing, even though were trying to calm down fans who are pissed about manning

  3. quittsburghstoolers says: Mar 20, 2012 9:18 AM

    I’ll bet he plays OLB on first & second downs & then plays DE on third downs.

    They needed a pass rusher so this seems like a good deal…

  4. peerjp says: Mar 20, 2012 9:22 AM

    The sounds like a pretty fair price compared to what Cliff Avril is looking for. Lions should’ve signed Wimbley and traded Avril for draft picks. My guess is Wimbley gets 12+ sacks this season playing DE in the wide nine..

  5. kylemc1986 says: Mar 20, 2012 9:25 AM

    mjbulls45 says:
    Mar 20, 2012 9:15 AM
    he is solid in all aspects, but as a pass rusher he is a MONSTER ,

    he can takeover a game,

    Thursday night football, Raiders – Chargers, Wimbley was the reason Oakland won,

    he had 4 sacks in the game and was un-blockable and harrassed Rivers all night,

     Yes and he had 7 sacks all season. Who was the chargers LT that game? This guy is over payed and overrated… I’m surprised the jets didn’t sign him

  6. huejackson says: Mar 20, 2012 9:27 AM

    hahaha, He is a pass rusher monster???
    It was Al Davis Defense that made him good…
    Remember the Browns released this guy cause he sucks

  7. arbiterflick says: Mar 20, 2012 9:29 AM

    “Thursday night football, Raiders – Chargers, Wimbley was the reason Oakland won,

    he had 4 sacks in the game and was un-blockable and harrassed Rivers all night”.

    Not to take anything away from Wimbley – he’s a good player and I was hoping the Chargers would pursue him – but there’s a reason that game was an anomaly. Marcus McNeill left the game with an injury and they don’t have an NFL worthy backup in Brandyn Dombrowski.

  8. marty2019 says: Mar 20, 2012 9:30 AM

    4 of his 7 sacks last year came in one game. That means in 15 games, he had 3 sacks. He also had 63 tackles and 1 interception.

    I don’t see a lot to get excited about.

  9. crippled4life says: Mar 20, 2012 9:31 AM

    Kamerion Wimbley is a very good player, not a game changer.

  10. northshorejag says: Mar 20, 2012 9:31 AM

    usually Monsters settle in on their third team

  11. elvis7671 says: Mar 20, 2012 9:51 AM

    Why didn’t the browns go after him? What a joke they are they are going backwards….Holmgren your days are numbered no way they win more than 5 games this year might be the worst organization in football ….

  12. trickybastard says: Mar 20, 2012 9:54 AM

    And then he disappeared for the rest of the season haha. Wimbley is inconsistent and has low football IQ. He is a waste of talent

  13. andyreidisfat says: Mar 20, 2012 9:54 AM

    I thought he would have fit nicely in NE. Still a good signing and he should be able to help the younger players as wel

  14. villa41 says: Mar 20, 2012 9:56 AM

    Wimbley got his four sacks in the Thursday Chargers game against a 3rd string tackle. He did next to nothing the rest of the year as a pass rusher and was a huge liability in the run overpursuing and not staying in his gap. The Titans plan on using him as DE? Wow. Good luck. He will get blown off the ball in the run game at the point of attack, not stay at home and cover the back side when the play is run away from him, and get hut down by the better tackles on the pass rush. He is way overrated and nothing more than a 3rd down situational rusher, and that’s coming from a Raider fan who has watched every game of his the last two years. Not worth the money he got. Case closed.

  15. rdrllldubk says: Mar 20, 2012 9:56 AM

    mjbulls45 that must have been the only game you saw him play. That game SD was down to a 3rd string tackle off the streets. Yeah he had 4 sacks, but only 3 more the rest of the season. And the next SD/OAK game Gaither man handled him! Not great against the run, and if asked to play LB he cannot cover anyone. No, he is not solid, just situational. Thats why Oakland couldnt justify payin him that, whick Tenn will soon find out…

  16. gbraider says: Mar 20, 2012 9:59 AM

    Honestly I thought someone would pay more for this guy, 11 mil /year w/Oakland vs 7 /mil per year on this contract. Wish we coulda kept him @ these numbers since we’re payin him 6.5 mil anyway. Greedy b@stard, gets 17 mil this year now…the hater in me hopes he flops in Tenn!!

  17. joetoronto says: Mar 20, 2012 10:00 AM

    I don’t want to slam the guy, or rain on the Titans parade, but the truth is he got those 4 sacks against the Chargers in that game AFTER Aaron Curry knocked out LT Marcus McNeil.

    He’s a good player and I wish him well, he’s not a “monster” by any means though.

  18. belgaron says: Mar 20, 2012 10:00 AM

    The 4 sacks were against a backup, he had 3 for the rest of the year. This is an overpayment that does not match actual production on the field.

  19. 1heatedtoombrayduh says: Mar 20, 2012 10:01 AM

    Add 6.5 mil from the raiders and that’s 18 mil in the first season…

  20. gbraider says: Mar 20, 2012 10:01 AM

    Actually he (Wimbley) gets 18 mil this year…Peyton Manning money baby. Oh yeah, and Peyton says its not about the money…”i’m looking for a contract along the lines of my previous contract”

  21. hanspard says: Mar 20, 2012 10:01 AM

    That San Diego game was nationally televised, and it gave every non-Raiders fan a completely inaccurate view of what Wimbley is. He got 4 sacks against a 3rd string tackle. Wimbley isn’t bad, but there’s a reason two teams have let him walk. He’s a one trick pony. He’s got the shoulder-dip move up the field, and that’s it. No counter move, no rip, no spin, just run at the back shoulder of the tackle and that’s it.

    And he’s way too light at the point of attack to be a full time DE. Keep watching, he’ll be available in Free Agency next year, too.

  22. raiderscottdude says: Mar 20, 2012 10:04 AM

    He abused a 3rd STRING ROOKIE Lt tackle in that 4 sack game. The second time around San Diego picked up FA Jared Gaither at Lt tackle….Gaither ate Wimbley up all game…smothered him…he got nowhere near Rivers. Look at the stats…..he only had 7 sacks last year….and 4 were cheap from that 1st San Diego game. Trust me, he’s no game changer.

  23. 730boy says: Mar 20, 2012 10:20 AM

    Why would us titans fan be pissed about manning. It benefits us more that we didn’t sign Peyton we have tons of money left and we need the money for our D. Peyton manning can’t rush the passer it would have been a pointless signing considering we got Matt and locker already. I hate reading the headlines that say Peyton broke titans fans hearts by not signing here, bud adams screwed us by forcing us to shift our focus from super Mario to manning

  24. clinttaurus says: Mar 20, 2012 10:24 AM

    pass-rushing OLB with the size/ability to play DE as well? Sounds an awful lot like a guy the Titans already have, Akeem Ayers…not sure I see the point of 2 guys with such similar skill-sets…

  25. spellingcopfather says: Mar 20, 2012 10:34 AM

    With the money raiders still have to pay him, he will see what around $19 mill this year!!!

  26. walrushooker says: Mar 20, 2012 11:15 AM

    Raiders tagged this guy in 2011 and then structured his new contract to where if they cut him before 2012 he basically was payed .2 mil more than the tag would’ve payed him. He got 11.5 mil from the Raiders for 2011 and 2012 (tag was 11.3). Another awesome contract salary restructure for the cap by Coach Davis.

    Secondly, Titans opponents: Run it to his side

  27. jacksaysfu says: Mar 20, 2012 11:20 AM

    He’s averaged 8 sacks over the last 2 years . In what way is this guy a monster ? If you don’t record double
    digit sacks every year then your not an elite player .He is being paid like a star , but this guy wouldn’t even be a starting DE on my team ( Eagles) . Trent Cole & Jason Babin are elite pass rushers(check their stats) but average players like Kamerion Wimbley don’t deserve super star money. But i guess they had to do something for losing Mario Williams by becoming obsessed with Manning.

  28. mullman7675 says: Mar 20, 2012 12:02 PM

    Al Davis revived Wimbley’s career. It would have been nice to keep him in Oakland, but too much money was involved.

  29. storebrandcookies says: Mar 20, 2012 12:03 PM

    Overpaid. He’s going to disappear faster than a fart in a fan factory.

  30. radrntn says: Mar 20, 2012 3:34 PM

    a “pass rush monster” oh ok…lets see ..the chargers game you are talking about is when left tackle went out, and the raiders doubled up on brandyon dombrowski….so yes he is good against bench tackles but was shut down rest of the year. he should be called whodini, because he disappears for long stretches.

    Playing DE will be a whole new challenge.

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