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Raiders Place Franchise Tag on Wimbley


LB Kamerion Wimbley joined the Raiders in 2010 via a trade with the Cleveland Browns. Photo by Tony Gonzales.

The Oakland Raiders have placed the franchise tag on linebacker Kamerion Wimbley. The franchise tag was used as a result of the league disallowing the Raiders the utilization of the buyback clause in the linebacker's existing contract, to which the team had access.

"Kamerion is a great young talent and he and the Raiders are excited about him continuing his career as a member of the Silver and Black," said Raiders Head Coach Hue Jackson.

Wimbley led the Silver and Black in sacks last year with nine.

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