Jason La Canfora of NFL.com reports that the Raiders plan on releasing Kamerion Wimbley and will formally make an announcement on Tuesday.
Wimbley will be a 28 year old free agent, accumulating 16 sacks over the past two seasons. Wimbley’s contract was set to make him $4.5 million in 2012, $11 million in 2013, and another $2 million in 2014. Though the Raiders will still take a $6.5 million dollar hit while releasing Wimbley, this move prevents future financial complications.
There have been previous reports of the Bears and Chargers showing interest in the soon to be free agent. Wimbley would serve as a suitable pass rusher for those who miss out on the services of Mario Williams.