No real surprise here as this coincides with numerous reports. Wimbley’s current contract guarantees him $4.5 million for 2012, $11 million salary for 2013 and another $2 million in 2014. Oakland will still have to pay him $6.5 million upon releasing him but it would prevent more issues in the coming years. Obviously, you never want to cut your best pass rusher lose but it’s rare for a team to in the kind of financial trouble.
The Chargers and Bears are reported to have interest in Wimbley if/when he becomes available.