Jaguars May Not Be In The Kamerion Wimbley Race

NAPA CA - AUGUST 01: Kamerion Wimbley #96 of the Oakland Raiders works out during the Raiders training camp at their Napa Valley Training Complex on August 1 2010 in Napa California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Oakland Raiders recently released defensive end/linebacker Kamerion Wimbley after signing him to a big deal last August. The move was purely a cap cutting measure, as the Raiders needed to clear up some room after struggling to even get under the cap prior to the start of the free agency period. Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jeremy Mincey mentioned he's been trying to recruit Wimbley to the Jaguars, but according to Tania Ganguli of The Florida Times-Union it doesn't sound like the Jaguars will be big players for his services.

Wimbley has played both outside linebacker and defensive end in his career and does a real nice job of rushing the passes. He's never matched his double-digit sack year from his rookie season with the Cleveland Browns, but he's notched 16 sacks in the past two seasons with the Raiders.

If I had to guess a reason why the Jaguars are not interested, it would be the cost and questions if he's a fit as a full-time 4-3 defensive end. Last season Wimbley signed a five-year $48 million extension with the Raiders, and I would expect Wimbley and his agent to look for something similar.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Big Cat Country

You must be a member of Big Cat Country to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Cat Country. You should read them.

Join Big Cat Country

You must be a member of Big Cat Country to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Cat Country. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker