The silver and black may have held back a bit, but it looks as if Al Davis is back to making some of his normal big moves. In the late afternoon hours on Monday the Oakland Raiders agreed to a five-year, $48 million contract with linebacker Kamerion Wimbley.
Prior to consenting to the long term deal, Wimbley was set to play for $11.3 million franchise tag tender.
Now he couldn’t be happier to rejoin the Raiders. Wimbley will be guaranteed $29 million in the deal, while the Raiders are able to make some room to be under the salary cap.
Hopefully this signing open’s up additional goods to happen to the other top free agents the Raiders want back like tight-end Zach Miller and restricted free agent running-back Michael Bush. It’s important after losing Nnadmi Asomugha and Robert Gallery to be on top of it and lockup the rest of their key free agents. Knowing Al Davis there is lots more to come in the next few days.
Hue Jackson said to Associated Press,
“Zach was a Raider last year; we want him to be a Raider now.” “That thing is going to come to a head here soon. It has to. I feel good about where we are and, hopefully, he’ll get back to us, we’ll get back to him, and we’ll try to get something resolved.”
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