Raiders Cut Contracts To Become Cap Compliant

The Oakland Raiders have been working feverishly, operating with a determined sense of urgency to become salary cap compliant by Tuesday March 13th at 1:00 PM PT. However, as in every year there is a certain amount of collateral damage, which is routinely associated with this process. Over that past couple of days, the Raiders have restructured the contracts of players like Carson Palmer, Aaron Curry, Michael Huff and Richard Seymour. These alterations along with cutting players Hiram Eugene and Chris Johnson have allowed the Raiders to limbo themselves under the salary cap stick.

Close to a week ago, the Raiders had 142,514,984 dedicated to the 2012 salary cap. However, after processing the series of transactions throughout the last week, the Raiders have managed to save themselves roughly 22 million. They appear to be in good shape regarding the upcoming salary cap commitment. However, one big question that remains is what the Raiders are going to do with linebacker Kamerion Wimbley? 

Last year Wimbley signed a five-year, 48 million dollar contract with the Raiders. Under the current contract, Wimbley salary will count 11,000,000 against the Raiders if he does not restructure his deal. Source’s familiar with the situation say that if Wimbley does not come to terms with a contract addendum, than he will be cut by Tuesday’s deadline. I hope that both sides can come to an agreement before that option is enforced. Wimbley was a very productive player for the Raiders last year, recording 52 tackles, 7 sacks and 1 interception.  However, Wimbley refuses to restructure his deal, the money that the Raiders save on his salary can go a long way on the Free Agent market.  

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