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2012 NFL Free Agency: Kamerion Wimbley Could Be Cap Casualty

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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)
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)
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The Jacksonville Jaguars will likely be looking for a defensive end in either free agency or the 2012 NFL Draft. While I expect the Jaguars to make a legitimate run at Mario Williams in free agency, the options outside of Williams are looking pretty slim. Cliff Avril looks likely to be franchise tagged while Robert Mathis is reportedly working to re-sign with the Indianapolis Colts. One player who could become available because of salary cap issues is Oakland Raiders linebacker/defensive end Kamerion Wimbley.


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Currently Wimbley is due to make $11 million for the 2012 season, but he could also trigger $19 million in guaranteed money if he's not released before the start of the season according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora. La Canfora reports that if Wimbley does not agree to restructure his deal the Raiders plan to release Wimbley. Wimbley is a bit of a tweener player, playing both standing up and with his hand on the ground, but has notched 16 sacks for the Raiders the past two seasons after he was acquired in a trade from the Cleveland Browns.