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.
I am not getting the sense the #Jaguars are in play for former Raiders pass rusher Kamerion Wimbley, to everyone who asked yesterday.— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) March 17, 2012
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.