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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.

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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.

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

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