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Former Cleveland Browns 1st Round Pick Kamerion Wimbley Gets Franchise Tag

One teams garbage is another team's treasure.  That's the story with former 1st-round pick Kamerion Wimbley.  The Browns traded Wembley last off-season to the Oakland Raiders for a 3rd-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.  Now, Wimbley will receive a huge paycheck - at least for one season - as the Raiders have reportedly placed the franchise tag on Wimbley for the 2011 season.


Wimbley was selected by the Browns with the 13th pick in the 2006 NFL Draft.   He totaled 11 sacks his rookie season before struggling in 2007 and 2008.  Wimbley had a bit of a bounce-back 2009 with 6.5 sacks, but Mike Holmgren decided to trade Wimbley last March.


With the Raiders, Wimbley played in 16 games, finishing with nine sacks - his highest total since 2006 - and 58 tackles.

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