Found February 29, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
According to Mike Florio of, the Oakland Raiders have over $22 million in salaries that they will have to somehow dump, in order to get under the 2012 salary cap. We’re not sure what the cap will be for 2012, but Florio does a great job breaking everything down. The Raiders need to make sure they’re under the salary cap by the time March 13th rolls around, because that’s when the new league year begins. With the Raiders current financial woes, don’t be surprised if Kamerion Wimdley is released and Michael Bush walks in free agency.  Other players that might get cut are Tommy Kelly, Aaron Curry and maybe even Rolando McClain.

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According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, the Oakland Raiders will cut linebacker Kamerion Wimbley if he doesn’t restructure his contract. Wimbley is scheduled to make $11 million in 2012 with $6.5 million guaranteed. In order to get under the salary cap, the Raiders need to avoid paying a chunk of his salary by having him redo his contract, or they’ll be forced to release...

Raiders K Janikowski ordered to take anger management classes

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Carson Palmer says forget playoffs, Raiders are close to a championship contender

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Report: LB Wimbley will be cut if he does not restructure's Jason La Canfora has reported that a source has told him that if Raiders' LB Kamerion Wimbley does not agree to restructure his deal, the team will cut him before the start of the season.  The team would still owe Wimbley $6.5 million guaranteed but would save the remaining $4.5 million in his salary this season in addition to avoiding a trigger in his deal that...

Raiders face a key deadline in Wimbley deal

As the Raiders try to reduce dramatically cap a commitment that currently exceeds $145 million, the cross hairs initially have landed on linebacker Kamerion Wimbley. He’s due to receivea base salary of $11 million in 2012, $11 million in 2013, $10 million in 2014, and $11.5 million in 2015. But here’s the bigger problem, more…

Raiders will cut Wimbley if he doesn’t take pay cut

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Carson Palmer: We’re close to a championship team

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