Raiders Wimbley to sign franchise tender worth $11.3 million

Per agent Joe Linta, Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Kamerion Wimbley will sign his franchise tender on Tuesday. The Silver & Black used their franchise designation on Wimbley, and now the team leader in sacks in 2010 will make $11.3 million in 2011. Oakland has been trying to negotiate a long-term deal with the former first round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns. According to Linta, the discussions have been cordial and if a...

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A Look Back: Derrick Gibson (2001 1st round draft choice)

The Oakland Raiders addressed an area of need in the first round of the 2001 NFL draft. But they failed with the selection, as Derrick Gibson never materialized into the dominating safety they envisioned. In 2000, the Silver & Black finished first in the AFC West with a 12-4 record and made it to the championship game. The Baltimore Ravens manhandled Oakland during that contest and one of the memorable moments of that afternoon...

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Todd McShay on draft: Mallet could fall to no. 48

ESPN’s NFL draft expert Todd McShay answered one question regarding each team in the AFC West in a blog. He gave insight on what prospects may be a good fit for the Oakland Raiders at quarterback. Here’s the excerpt: “They have other needs, but if there is a guy like [Nevada’s] Colin Kaepernick is there in the third round, that could be a good fit. He has a big arm that the Raiders like. [TCU’s] Andy Dalton isn’t a perfect fit because...

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NFL Draft: Workouts & speed, looking for the next Oakland Raiders

The NFL combine is in full swing and with that, speculation on which teams are eyeing what players during the hyped evaluation period in Indianapolis. Bill Williamson, who handles the ESPN blog for the AFC West, already focused on one player that could be the enticing for the Oakland Raiders. Ryan Bartholomew, a center from Syracuse, displayed some great vitals, which led Williamson to say that he “…is the early workout star at the...

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Defensive coordinator position an unknown for the Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have altered their coaching staff since the end of the 2010 season, but a key spot remains vacant – defensive coordinator. What do we know so far? The New York Jets prohibited the Silver & Black from talking to their defensive backs coach Dennis Thurman. One candidate bantered about early in the process – Chuck Pagano – quickly squashed any notion of a return to the Raiders by stating, “Two years was...

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