The Raiders, reportedly 22 million over the salary cap, could cut linebacker Kamerion Wimbley if he does not restructure his current deal according to a national report. Jason La Canfora cited a team source in reporting the story on NFL.com Thursday morning.
The contract calls for Wimbley to make 11 million with 6.5 million in guaranteed money in 2012.
Wimbley, 28, signed a five-year, 48 million contract last offseason. He had 61 tackles, seven sacks and an INT in 2011.
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Wimbley's base salaries for 2013, 2014 and 2015 are 11, 10 and 11.5 million with cap numbers of 11.85, 10.85 and 12.35 million. Last week at the NFL combine, head coach Dennis Allen touched on the Raiders 'challenge' of having to trim approximately 22 million off the 2012 payroll: "I would say 'challenges' is the proper word. It's nothing that can't be overcome. And I think we look forward to the challenge. Nothing in life that is ever worth anything comes easy. We really feel that way."The Raiders saved some money when they released cornerback Stanford Routt on Feb. 9. He was due a 5 million roster bonus.
Routt played just one season after signing a five-year contract. He signed on with the Kansas City Chiefs shortly after his release.